Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 07:06 PM
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Radon

Reasons for Testing Radon Levels in Norwalk, Connecticut 
According to the Environmental Protection Agency’s “2003 Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes”, research has shown that radon gas contributes to over 21,000 deaths a year. This is almost a third more than the number killed annually from drunk driving. By using a simple, inexpensive test, you can determine your home’s radon levels, reducing the gas’s risk for your family.

 Radon is a radioactive gas with no taste or odor that occurs naturally in Norwalk, Connecticut and across the United States. Radon gas comes from the ground where uranium is decaying in the soil. The process of the uranium breaking down gradually produces the radon gas. The gas moves up through the ground and usually into the open air. However, when it becomes trapped and concentrated to levels of 4.0 pCi/L or higher inside the walls of your house, then it [...]

Thursday, March 22, 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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Radon

Radon Dangers in Norwalk Solved With Radon Mitigation in Connecticut Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally, but has been found by scientists to be a carcinogen. Unfortunately, many people do not pay attention to the dangers of radon, often thinking it only affects those who live in other regions of the country. This tends to be particularly true of individuals who live in northeastern areas like Connecticut and especially Norwalk. The reason is that those who know that radon comes from the decay of uranium often only associate the element with the mountainous states in the western region of the country. The truth, however, is that radon is found everywhere in the United States. You may have heard that the Environmental Protection Agency divides a state into different zones of potential radon levels. Although this is true, it should be understood that this is over a wide area. [...]

Thursday, February 9, 2012 @ 09:02 PM
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Radon

Important Information about Connecticut Radon Gas Radon gas is present in many of the homes located throughout the United States, including Norwalk, Connecticut. Since radon is a carcinogen, it is important to test your Norwalk home for its presence and to implement radon gas mitigation strategies if necessary to reduce its levels or eliminate it. What Norwalk Residents Need to Know about CT Radon Gas Four words can be used to describe radon gas – odorless, colorless, tasteless, and deadly. Yes, radon is a deadly gas. It causes non-small cell lung cancer in humans and can lead to death. Radon gas is formed when uranium begins the natural process of breaking down beneath the earth’s surface. As this radioactive gas builds up in volume, it begins to snake its way through the cracks in the ground until it finds an escape route. All too often, that escape happens to be [...]

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 @ 06:01 PM
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Radon

Is Your Norwalk, Connecticut Home Safe From Radon? Did you know that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has chosen January as National Radon Action Month? Do you know why? The EPA wants to increase awareness about the deadly nature of this radioactive gas that can find its way into Norwalk homes as well as those homes located in other areas of the country. During the cooler months of the year, people tend to spend more time indoors, increasing the amount of time that they may be exposed to this gas. National Radon Action Month has been created to raise awareness of the possibility for certain residents to experience radon contamination in their homes. A known carcinogen that causes non-small cell lung cancer, radon is odorless, tasteless, and colorless. If it is present in your home, the only way to find out is to obtain a radon test kit and have [...]

Thursday, December 8, 2011 @ 04:12 PM
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Radon

Is Your Norwalk Connecticut Home Safe From Radon and Vapor Intrusion? Buildings located in Norwalk, Connecticut are at greater risk of vapor intrusion than many other areas of the country, exposing their inhabitants to a radioactive gas that is a known carcinogen. What is vapor intrusion and how does it get into your home of office building? Vapor intrusion occurs when radon, a radioactive gas, finds its way into your building by following along cracks and fissures in the ground. Since it follows the path of least resistance, this noxious gas often finds its way into your home. The atmospheric pressure between the ground and a building varies so greatly that the building almost seems to suck radon vapors right into it. The building’s ventilation and other atmospheric circumstances influence the level of vapor intrusion, along with the number of cracks and fissures located directly beneath the building. What exactly [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 05:10 PM
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Radon

Radon in Connecticut Poses Serious Health Risks Radon problems are bad in many parts of the country, but they can be particularly dangerous in Connecticut and other parts of the northeast. Connecticut residents tend to spend a lot of time indoors, especially during the harsh cold winters. That can put those Connecticut residents at even higher risk from radon exposure. Since radon tends to accumulate inside a home, the more time Connecticut residents spend in contaminated dwellings the greater risk they face from cancer and other serious health problems. In fact radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer among Connecticut residents, second only to smoking. And since radon is colorless and has no odor, you could have it in your Connecticut home and not even know it. Radon can seep into the basement of your Connecticut home through even the tiniest crack in the foundation or basement walls. [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 04:10 PM
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Radon

Radon is a Serious Health Risk For Connecticut Residents If you live in Fairfield County and surrounding areas you could face a serious environmental threat and not even know it. Radon is a problem throughout the country, but it can be an even bigger problem for residents in Fairfield County and surrounding areas. If you live in Norwalk, Connecticut and surrounding areas, the only way you can truly know you are safe is by having your home tested. The problem with radon is that there is no way to detect it by smell or taste. Unlike many other gases that enter your home, radon does not have an odor, and you cannot see it with your eyes. The only way to know that radon is present in Connecticut and surrounding areas is to test for it. A good radon detection company will have the equipment necessary to find that hidden [...]