Friday, April 12, 2013 @ 04:04 PM
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Radon

Bloomfield Radon Mitigation Regulations As you may be aware from the article we posted last week, it is now mandatory for all multi-family homes that are financed through HUD to have a radon test. This test must be conducted in all units of the Bloomfield, MI multi-family home to ensure that the entire area is safe. Additionally, all of these units will be required to have a Bloomfield radon mitigation system installed if they have high levels of gas. To put things in perspective, the gas will kill about 20,000 people this year unless serious action is taken. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Like most lung diseases, the build of and effects take a long period of time before they are prevalent. For example, when someone smokes cigarettes, we do not immediately see them being diagnosed with cancer. Having a nationwide regulation that will affect so [...]

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 07:03 PM
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Radon

Radon Lung Cancer Has Stronger Regulations There has been a strong push from a group of organizations known as the Federal Healthy Home Works Group to improve the safety of homes in Bloomfield, MI and across America. The group is made up of the Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. By combining forces this group of powerful organizations are able to pull resources and efforts together to make an exponentially larger impact. Recently, there has been a strong push from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, to improve the safety of homes in regard to radon gas. HUD has just recently made it mandatory for all multi-family homes financed through HUD to have a radon test. The test is necessary as this gas does not have a [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 04:02 PM
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Radon

Bloomfield and Radon Mitigation in Schools School shootings always bring attention to the safety of our school system. It is extremely unfortunate that it requires a tragedy of this magnitude to grab our attention, and focus on our students, teachers, and faculty. While gun control is one of the most common topics with regard to school safety, radon gas should be on everyone’s watch as well. Radon gas is a cancer causing gas known to Bloomfield, and all of America. As a resident of Bloomfield, your odds of having high levels of radon in your home are one out of fifteen. These odds may increase depending on which area of Bloomfield you live in. Radon gas is becoming more and more of a common threat, killing in excess of 20,000 each year in the form of lung cancer. Now, the percentage of all lung cancer cases caused by radon gas [...]

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 08:01 PM
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Radon

Radon Action Month in Bloomfield, MI Coming up next month is radon action month. Are you prepared to take the necessary actions to protect your home from this deadly gas? You have probably heard of radon, but did you know that it kills over 20,000 people per year? Or that it is infecting roughly one out of every 15 homes? Now is the time for you to take action next month during radon action month. Radon action month is fast approaching, so calculating a plan of action now is your best option in fulfilling on your commitment to your health. There are many things which you can do for radon action month. Testing your Bloomfield home for the gas is a great start at preparing for the month. You may also plan for a professional to install a mitigation system if you have not already. If your Bloomfield home is [...]

Monday, December 3, 2012 @ 04:12 PM
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Radon

Bloomfield, Michigan Concerned with Lung Cancer Rates Lung cancer is often thought to be only related to the amount of cigarettes smoked, or secondhand smoke someone is exposed to. While this makes a lot of logical sense, new development and research is showing that this is not always the case, and Bloomfield residents have a lot more to worry about. Recent studies show that 16% of all lung cancer cases are actually caused by radon gas, meaning that radon gas is one of the top ten concerns for doctors. Imagine going through your life practicing good health, eating the right food, and exercising regularly, only to be diagnosed with lung cancer because a radon gas mitigation system was not installed on your Bloomfield home. While pesticides and chemicals added to foods are highly debated in regard to their long term health risks, radon gas has been proven to cause lung [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 04:10 PM
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Air Quality in Bloomfield, Michigan Air quality is something that we often do not worry about. When we see reports of countries over sees which bellow smog out of large factories, we often assume these problems are confined to these areas. New studies and reports have found that much of the pollution in the air you cannot actually see. What this means, is that there is no way of determining whether or not your Bloomfield home is at a high risk of having poor air quality. Air quality can be a big determinate in your health. Poor air quality can lead to some serious health risks such as permanent lung damage, tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, increased effects of asthma, and even increase of risk of illness by air pollution killing white blood cells in your lungs. Luckily the EPA has actually made a scale for us to [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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Bloomfield, MI S.W.A.T. Environmental Keeps Growing Local Bloomfield, Michigan company S.W.A.T. Environmental has essentially provided their own stimulus package to the United States, growing at a rate of 155% and adding over sixty employees over the past three years. All of this rapid growth has just received national recognition from Inc.com. Inc.com provides up to date news in the business world, as well as a lot of useful information for business owners. Recently, Inc.com released its list of fastest growing companies in the United States, and for the first time ever, a radon mitigation company has been placed on this list. You guessed it, Bloomfield’s S.W.A.T. Environmental made this list, and is ranked thirteenth overall in growth for the environmental service industry. S.W.A.T. Environmental would like to thank all of our Bloomfield customers, for trusting us as the nation’s leading radon mitigation company. It is a joy for us to [...]

Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 08:08 PM
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Why Radon Testing is Important for Bloomfield Residents As a resident of Bloomfield, MI, you may have heard about the dangers of radon gas. Killing over 20,000 citizens each year, radon is extremely dangerous. Due to its high levels of radioactivity, scientific research has been limited, but has only proven detrimental health risks. Some homes affected by radon have been shown to have the same effect as smoking 135 packs of cigarettes per day. Killing more than drunk driving, fires, drowning, and more, it makes sense why the EPA has raised great concern regarding radon gas. Radon testing is the only way to determine if your Bloomfield home is under attack by radon, as the gas does not produce any odor, and is naked to the human eye. Many often assume a mitigation system needs to be installed in their Bloomfield home right away, but radon testing is actually a [...]

Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 03:07 PM
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The Risk of Radon in the Water of Bloomfield, Michigan Radon is a radioactive gas that develops as a result of the breakdown of uranium in the soil. It can be extremely harmful to your health and is normally undetectable due to the fact that it has no odor, taste or color. Therefore, it can only be detected through proper testing. Long-term radon exposure is known to cause cancer. Radon can enter a house through two different ways: by contaminating its water supply or by seeping out of the ground into its air. Radon is soluble in water, so waterborne radon is a particularly great cause for concern. Some areas are more prone than others to high radon levels; one such area is Bloomfield, Michigan. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, there is a high incidence of radon contamination in Bloomfield specifically as well as in the state of Michigan [...]

Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 06:06 PM
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Radon

Radon is a heavy, colorless, odorless and radioactive gas that shares many chemical properties with helium, neon, argon, krypton and xenon. It is created during the beta decay of radioactive elements like thorium, uranium and radium, a process that eventually results in non-radioactive lead. If sufficiently concentrated, radon is one of the most deadly poisonous substances known to man. Even worse, one of the largest sources of radon pollution is not the factory or the power plant; it is the domestic household. Researchers have found, in fact, that indoor pollution can be a hundred times worse in some cases than outdoor pollution. Of course, this means that the consequences for human health can be extremely serious, as many people — especially city dwellers — spend more than half of their lives indoors. The Need for Radon Abatement The symptoms of radon poisoning can range from relatively mild ones, resembling those [...]