Tuesday, April 17, 2012 @ 04:04 PM
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Radon

The Risk of Elevated Radon Levels in Bloomfield, Michigan 
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the majority of Michigan is a hotbed for radon. Radon gas is a byproduct of the decay of uranium or thorium; it can gradually move through soil and make its way into the breathing space of a home. A home containing high radon levels generally indicates that it was either built very close to a rich source of uranium or thorium, or that it is on porous soil that allows the gas to move freely. Radon emanation and concentration levels also depend on weather, soil type and wind currents. Seasonal Variation of Radon Levels
 Winter radon levels are often surprisingly higher than those in summer. That is because heated rooms within your home can create a strong, vacuum-like suction that works from the bottom up. This vacuum then pulls the radon gas from the ground [...]

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ 07:03 PM
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Radon

Michigan Radon Gas How to Protect Yourself with Radon Mitigation You may be shocked to learn that in Bloomfield, Michigan, deep beneath the ground, radioactive compounds like uranium and thorium decay. As these substances decay they release a radioactive gas called radon. It has no odor or taste, and it is invisible to the naked eye. Normally, it makes its way to the surface and dissipates into the open air, causing no harm — unless it gets trapped inside your home. Once there, the radon itself decays and breaks down into solids that are called radon daughters. These can stick to the dust in the air you breathe. The EPA states that there is a very clear connection between high radon levels and lung cancer. Oakland County is considered a Zone Two area, which means it is known to have moderate radon emissions. However, you can take steps to keep [...]

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 09:02 PM
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Radon

Radon Gas Poses Danger to Bloomfield, Michigan One of the most serious threats faced by residents of the Bloomfield area is something you cannot even see. That invisible threat is radon, and unless you have your home tested you will never know just how much danger you and your family are in. Radon is a colorless and odorless gas that can seep into your Bloomfield area home through even the smallest of cracks. radon gas is also radioactive, and that makes it a real threat to everyone. While radon is not much of a danger when it is dispersed throughout the atmosphere, it is highly dangerous when it is concentrated in the interior of your Bloomfield area home. The higher the concentrations of radon inside your home, the more danger you and your family are in. Over time, the radon that seeps into the home can build up until the [...]

Radon

Test Your Bloomfield, Michigan Home For Radon Action Month If you have been putting off getting your Bloomfield area home tested for radon, now is the perfect time to act. Radon is a serious problem for residents of the Bloomfield area, and the EPA is so concerned that they have made January National Radon Action Month. That makes the start of the year the perfect time to have your Bloomfield area home tested and protect yourself and your family. The World Health Organization recently lowered the concentration at which radon is considered a health hazard, so you may want to have your Bloomfield area home tested again, even if you had a radon test when you first bought the property. Radon can slowly seep into your Bloomfield area home over time, building up to toxic levels without you even being aware of it. Until you have the property tested for [...]

Radon

Bloomfield Michigan Residents at Risk of Radon and Vapor Intrusion If you live in the Bloomfield, Michigan area, you may not realize that your home and your family is at risk from radon contamination and vapor intrusion. The truth is that both radon and vapor intrusion are real problems in the Bloomfield, Michigan area. If you have not yet had your Bloomfield, Michigan area home tested by a qualified radon mitigation contractor, you could have a serious problem and not even know it. As any radon mitigation contractor will tell you, radon is so dangerous precisely because it can be so difficult to detect. Unlike some other types of contaminants, you cannot see radon gas in your home. This dangerous radioactive gas is colorless, tasteless and odorless, so it could be silently building up inside your home month after month and year after year. Unless you have your Bloomfield, Michigan [...]

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 @ 05:11 PM
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Radon

Bloomfield Radon Mitigation Even if you have never smoked, you may be at risk of lung cancer. Radon gas has killed 20,000 a year by causing lung cancer. This gas appears in homes in all fifty states, including Bloomfield, Michigan. Radon is colorless and odorless, and the only way to know a home has it is to conduct a test. Bloomfield Radon gas tests are pivotal to improving your health.

 Radon seeps into homes from uranium naturally present in the soil below. In Bloomfield, Michigan, many are at risk ocal geology, soil type and other factors. Those living in single-floor dwellings and homes with basements are at highest risk for exposure to Bloomfield radon gas, but other homeowners are not immune from this toxin. Regardless of the type of home or local risk for radon, every home should be tested for elevated levels. High levels of radon in these Bloomfield, [...]

Radon

Eliminating Radon from Government Buildings – A Daunting Challenge for Government Administrators in Bloomfield Michigan High levels of radon can exist anywhere in the environment, and those high levels of radon can concentrate anywhere, including in government buildings where hundreds or thousands of people work every day. Old government buildings can be particularly prone to problems with radon, since it can seep into the building through cracks in the foundation, walls or basement. Bloomfield, Michigan administrators of government buildings should be sure to have those workplaces tested for radon on a regular basis. Even if a previous test on those government buildings came back negative, radon gas could have found its way into the building in the intervening years. Find a Bloomfield, Michigan Radon Company If it is your job to have a radon test conducted on one or more government buildings, your first step should be to find a [...]