Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 03:06 PM
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Radon

Radon Gas: An Uninvited Guest in Charlotte, North Carolina Homes When uranium breaks down underground, it creates a natural gas called radon as a side effect. This gas has no odor or color; the only way it can be detected is to run a specialized test for it. Radon is found everywhere, and many homes in Charlotte, North Carolina may contain some level of the gas. U.S. geology reports indicate that homes in the Blue Ridge Mountain region may contain higher radon levels than other areas, with many areas having one in fifteen homes affected. Therefore, you should be particularly disciplined about protecting your home from high radon levels if you live in the Charlotte area. Charlotte’s High Radon Levels Risk If radon gas is detected at levels above four picocuries per liter of air, it can be deadly. If a radon test detects radon levels this high, take action [...]

Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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Radon

Radon Gas Risks in Charlotte Solved by Radon Mitigation If you live in Charlotte, North Carolina, you have likely heard about the radon gas presence in this area. However, you may not understand how dangerous the threat of radon really is. Radon gas is a leading cause of lung cancer for both smokers and nonsmokers; although it can be found anywhere in the world, it is a particularly serious risk for Charlotte area residents. If you have not yet had your home’s radon gas levels professionally tested, you should have SWAT Environmental do so as soon as possible. The radioactive radon gas forms from the natural decay of uranium in the soil; uranium is prevalent in Charlotte and the surrounding region. Radon gas has no taste, color or odor. The radon gas filters into the atmosphere over time, but the airborne radon does not present any serious danger because its [...]

Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 05:02 PM
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Radon

What Charlotte Residents Should Know about Radon Gas Did you know that when uranium begins to break down underneath the earth’s surface it turns into a radioactive gas? This gas is known as radon and it is found throughout a great deal of the United States including Charlotte, North Carolina. There’s a lot of information out there that Charlotte residents should know about radon gas in order to protect themselves and their families from unnecessary harm. Important Information about Radon North Carolina Gas According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is responsible for approximately 20,000 deaths each year. Long-term exposure to this radioactive gas can lead to non-small cell lung cancer, a treatable but deadly form of cancer. In fact, radon exposure is the second reason listed for the development of lung cancer in the United States. If you live in Charlotte, North Carolina, then you have a greater [...]

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 @ 05:01 PM
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Radon

Is Your Charlotte, North Carolina Home Safe From Radon? It’s Radon Action Month Designated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as National Radon Action Month, January presents the perfect opportunity for Charlotte residents to arrange to have their homes tested for the presence of radon. If you think about how much time you actually spend indoors during this time of year, then you will realize the importance of having your Charlotte home tested now rather than later. An odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas, radon is considered the second leading cause of lung cancer in residents of the United States. In fact, it is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. Radon forms beneath the earth’s surface when uranium begins to decompose. As this radioactive gas builds up in volume, it searches for a way out and typically, ends up in the homes located in Charlotte and other areas of [...]

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

Charlotte North Carolina is at Risk of Radon and Vapor Intrusion Are you aware that Charlotte, North Carolina is one of the hot spots for radon and vapor intrusion? It’s more likely that your home is contaminated with a radioactive gas known as radon if you live in this area. Arrange to have your home tested for vapor intrusion, and then if need be follow up with radon mitigation procedures if necessary. Radon is formed as uranium breaks down beneath the earth’s surface. It builds up continually, searching for a way to escape the confines of the earth. It filters through the cracks and fissures that have formed in the ground until it reaches a point of escape. In some cases, this gas may be able to escape directly into the atmosphere where it quickly diffuses. In other cases, it enters the homes located in Charlotte, North Carolina and contaminates [...]

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 @ 04:11 PM
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Radon

What Can Residents of Charlotte, North Carolina Do About Their Radon Problems If you live in southern states such as North Carolina, you might think that you do not have to worry too much about radon. After all, we tend to think about radon is a problem for northeast and northwest residents, with the shale and bedrock containing high levels of this radioactive and potentially lethal gas. But residents of North Carolina are not immune to the dangers posed by radon, and those Charlotte, North Carolina residents should not be lulled into a false sense of security. No matter where you live, your home could be in danger from radon, and your family could be in peril as well. The only way to truly know whether or not you have a radon problem is to have your home tested and inspected for high levels of radon gas. It is important [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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Radon

Charlotte, North Carolina Homes and the Risk of Radon Most Charlotte, North Carolina homeowners are aware that radon gases present in the home pose dangers to the health of both children and adults and take steps to mitigate these hazards. For example, carbon monoxide detectors are often installed in a residence to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Less well-known is the serious health risk posed by high levels of indoor radon. The U.S. Surgeon General issued a statement in 2009 that over 20,000 Americans die each year of lung cancer directly or indirectly caused by breathing radon-polluted air. As a matter of fact, radon is the number one cause of lung cancer in people who don’t smoke, and the second leading cause in people who do smoke. What is Radon and How it Can Harm You Radon is a naturally-occurring gas anywhere radium and uranium are present. This odorless, colorless, tasteless [...]