Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 05:04 PM
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Radon

Nashville Radon Mitigation Concerns If you heard about last month’s article, then you are probably aware of the new updates to the HUD regulation. The new updates to the HUD regulation are requiring Nashville radon mitigation in any multi-family home that is financed through HUD which ahs high levels of radon gas. The new regulation requires all units in multi-family homes to be tested, and a radon mitigation system installed on any unit with high levels of radon gas. The concern with this gas stems from the numerous deaths that occur each and every year nationwide. No matter where you live in the United States, radon gas may be affecting you. As the second leading cause of lung cancer, radon gas is a growing concern for many Americans. More people die from Radon gas than drunk driving, or numerous other things. This has put radon gas as one of the [...]

Friday, March 8, 2013 @ 03:03 PM
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Radon

HUD Fights Radon Lung Cancer in Nasvhille The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is taking action in Nashville, TN and nationwide, to improve the safety of homes through reducing radon lung cancer. This comes from a strong push of a coalition of government organizations to improve the safety and health of homes nationwide. The other organizations include the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, is now making it a mandatory requirement that all multi-family homes that are financed through HUD must have a radon test. The testing is so important as radon gas cannot be seen or smelled, and is known for causing lung cancer. Also, any multi-family homes that are financed through HUD will need to have a [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 07:02 PM
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Radon

Radon Mitigation in Schools is a Must Radon mitigation in schools is required if we want to make sure that everyone in Nashville, TN involved in the education system is safe. We know that with all of the recent, tragic shootings across the nation, there are numerous gun laws in talks. Despite all of these gun laws, a dangerous gas known radon has infiltrated numerous schools across the nation, and in the Nashville area, threatening the lives of millions of children, teachers, and faculty. Radon gas affects one out of every five schools nationwide, which means that 70,000 schools have elevated radon gas levels, and are in need of mitigation. Every single year 20,000 people die from radon gas causing lung cancer. Of all lung cancer patients, one out of every seven have radon gas as the cause. It is pretty apparent to all Nashville residents that radon is a [...]

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 09:01 PM
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Radon

Nashville Prepares for Radon Action Month Radon action month is coming up shortly, and you should prepare to take the necessary action for your Nashville, TN home. Radon is often assumed to only affect northern homes, or homes with basements, but this is not the truth. Radon affects one out of every fifteen homes across the United States. New studies have also shown that approximately one out of every seven lung cancer cases are caused by radon gas. This means that you could go through your whole life never touching a cigarette, only to be diagnosed with lung cancer. If you have never had your Nashville, TN home tested for radon, or if you need a mitigation system, now is the perfect time to have a professional at S.W.A.T. Environmental provide the needed service to your home. If you want to continue to breathe harmful gas, or stay uncertain of [...]

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 @ 03:12 PM
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Radon

Nashville Homes Concerned with Lung Cancer We all know that cigarettes cause lung cancer, but would you have ever thought that your Nashville home could be the cause of lung cancer? In fact, in more than one out of every seven cases of lung cancer, the home is actually the cause of lung cancer. Recent studies show that radon gas is responsible for 16% of all lung cancer cases. The statistics are truly astounding. Each year, more people perish because of radon gas than drunk driving. Over 20,000 people die each year because of lung cancer caused by radon gas, and one out of every fifteen homes in America are estimated to have above acceptable levels, meaning that this number could continue to rise without proper intervention. Radon Gas Mitigation in Nashville, TN In order to properly mitigate radon gas from your home, you must first understand how it enters [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 08:10 PM
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Radon

Nashville Air Quality Observed If you are a resident of Nashville, TN, you may have heard of radon gas, or the other threatening pollutants that affect the indoor and outdoor air quality. Air quality in the Nashville area is something that has come under great scrutiny lately, but what better time to take action than during air quality awareness month this October. Residents of Nashville can educate themselves on the dangers of pollutants, take action against for the pollutants in their home, or advocate these thoughts and actions to friends. Indoor air quality is something that many of us can control, but unfortunately so few of us do. While the outdoor air quality can be impacted by our efforts of creating less pollution or planting trees, our indoor air quality may be improved through radon mitigation systems, or air purification systems that remove harmful gases from our homes. Every year [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 08:09 PM
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Radon

Nashville Residents Vote S.W.A.T. Environmental for Radon Reduction Nashville homeowners and business owners have put their support in S.W.A.T. Environmental for radon reduction. We have just been recognized by the leading business source, Inc Magazine, as one of the fastest growing companies in America. In the past three years alone, we have hired sixty five employees, and seen growth of 155%. Over the past ten years, we saw growth of 3000%, growing from a one person radon reduction company to having over one hundred employees. While our growth is impressive, we could not have accomplished this without the help of the great citizens of Nashville, TN. We encourage you to continue to share your knowledge of radon gas, and the dangers that it can cause to your health. We feel honored to be able to provide such great radon reduction services to your Nashville home, and hope to continue to [...]

Friday, August 31, 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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Radon

The Importance of Radon Testing in Nashville, TN Nashville is known for its music, but what many residents are not aware of is the deadly impact of radon gas. Radon is a natural occurring element that is known to cause lung cancer. Over 20,000 people are killed each year due to lung cancer caused by this horrible gas. With many ways to enter your home, radon can be a silent killer, but fortunately it does not have to be this way. Radon testing in Nashville can provide the information you need as to whether or not your home is affected by this horrible gas. Not only is radon gas horrible for you and your family’s health, but in this housing market, homebuyers are able to pick and choose which home they want. If two homes are equal, and one is radon free, it is an easy decision for the homebuyer [...]

Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 03:07 PM
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Nashville’s Waterborne Radon Blues Nestled in picturesque Tennessee, in a city known for its music, a silent killer lurks in Nashville’s water supply. Waterborne radon is a problem in cities across the nation, not just Nashville. The good news is that local residents can easily detect and eliminate the dangers posed by radon in water. The city is at risk because the soil around Nashville contains radioactive rocks. Over time, these rocks decay and leak radioactive radon into the soil. This gradually leads to the contamination of ground water, and leaves water supplies — especially those from wells — at risk. This silent killer is invisible, tasteless and odorless. Waterborne radon is eventually released into the air inside the house, increases the amount of gas that home contains, and therefore the risk to the home’s residents. As with any health hazards, myths have developed about radon. One myth is that [...]

Monday, July 2, 2012 @ 07:07 PM
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Radon

Radon Abatement to Protect Your Nashville Home Radon is such a dangerous substance that finding it in your Nashville home can be a very scary experience. This potentially deadly radioactive gas can even cause lung cancer if its levels are allowed to accumulate to sufficiently high levels. Homes in Nashville, Tennessee and the surrounding region are at a particularly high risk for this problem.

 The bad news is that you cannot see, smell or taste radon gas when it builds up inside your home. Regardless, high levels of radon have been the cause of many deaths — both in Nashville, Tennessee and around the world. Most dangerously, lung cancer is a widespread condition in people who breathe air that contains significant levels of radon gas. As a matter of fact, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States; smoking is the number one cause. People [...]