Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 08:06 PM
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Radon

The Importance of Radon Testing in Knoxville, Tennessee Radon is an invisible, tasteless and odorless radioactive gas. It occurs naturally in the atmosphere, the ground and the water from uranium in dirt or rocks that starts to decay. Practically every type of soil contains uranium that breaks down and releases toxic radon gas, which can then infect the air and the water. Radon is only harmful when it becomes concentrated in an enclosed space. Because it is impossible to detect ordinarily, you likely would never notice if it was in your home. Specialized testing, therefore, is a critical precaution. The Effects and Causes of High Radon Levels Radon gas is one of the leading causes of lung cancer. Only cigarette smoke is responsible for more cases each year. Radon has been found in every type of home and in every state in the United States, but it is a particularly [...]

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

Radon Mitigation Tennessee Addresses The Dangers of Radon Gas Radon is a harmful gas that does not have any odor or taste. Radon gas in the Knoxville, Tennessee area results from uranium that naturally occurs in the soil. As the uranium breaks down, it releases the radon gas as a byproduct. There are numerous occurrences of this toxic gas in Knoxville because of the abundance of uranium in the soil throughout the region. Relying on SWAT Environmental’s professional testing and radon mitigation services is the best way to minimize any danger to your family from radon gas in your home. Studies conducted by the U.S. Surgeon General’s office indicate that radon gas is one of the leading causes of lung cancer in this country. Estimates suggest that over half of all Tennessee residents will be exposed to radon gas at some point during their life. This exposure can increase the [...]

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

Radon Gas is a Serious Threat to Tennessee Residents No matter where you live in the Knoxville area, it is important to understand the threat posed by radon gas. This invisible radioactive gas could be building up inside your home without you even knowing it, since it is impossible to detect even high levels of contamination without specialized testing equipment. The threats posed by radon gas can be quite severe, and the danger increases with repeated exposure. That means that every day you put off having your home tested for radon gas is one more day you and your family members could be at risk. If you have not yet had your home tested for radon contamination, now is the perfect time to rectify the situation. It is a good idea to learn a little bit about the threats posed by radon gas, the procedures used to detect it, before [...]

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 @ 05:01 PM
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Radon

Is Your Knoxville, Tennessee Home Safe From Radon? It’s Radon Action Month As a homeowner in the Knoxville area, you are probably aware of the many dangers your home faces, from fires and floods to damage from severe storms. But your Knoxville area home also faces danger from something you cannot even see. That invisible threat is radon gas, and it is such a serious problem that the Environmental Protection Agency has declared January to be National Radon Action Month. You can take advantage of that designation by getting your Knoxville area home tested for radon. Until you have your home tested for radon contamination, you can never really know whether or not your family is at risk. That is because radon gas is undetectable to the naked eye, and it can get into your Knoxville area home through even the tiniest of cracks and crevices. Whether your Knoxville area [...]

Thursday, December 22, 2011 @ 08:12 PM
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Radon

What Knoxville, Tennessee Business Owners Need to Know About Vapor Intrusion If you own a home in the Knoxville, Tennessee area, you may already be familiar with the problem of radon and how it can damage your health and the health of your family. You may not be as familiar with another problem lurking in the Knoxville, Tennessee area – one that can place your commercial building, and your workers at risk. That danger is known as vapor intrusion, and it is a growing concern for those doing business in the Knoxville, Tennessee area. If you have a factory, warehouse, storage facility, office building or other business in the Knoxville, Tennessee area, you could have a problem with vapor intrusion without even knowing it. Until you have your business tested for vapor intrusion, you can never really know for sure. Vapor intrusion is similar to radon in the way it [...]

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 @ 03:11 PM
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Radon

Radon Mitigation in Knoxville Tennessee Many residents in Knoxville Tennessee are not aware of the dangers of radon. Each year over 20,000 people in America die from radon exposure and Knoxville Tennessee homeowners should not become a statistic. Radon—the byproduct of decaying radium and uranium—cannot be detected by the human eye, nose, or tongue. It seeps silently into your home and puts your entire family at risk. Radon can be found anywhere there are uranium deposits. Radon makes up roughly 50% of the amount of radiation you are exposed to. Most of the radon exposure is at harmless levels, diluted by the air outdoors, but indoor radon can be highly concentrated in the substructures of your home. Once radon has infiltrated your home, your are living, eating, sleeping, and breathing in radon during most of your time. Knoxville Tennessee may be at a higher risk due to its geological location—areas [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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Radon

Radon Mitigation Knoxville Tennessee If you have recently had your Knoxville, Tennessee are home tested for radon and found it to have high levels of this dangerous radioactive gas, your first instinct may be to panic. Unfortunately, panicking about a radon problem in your Knoxville, Tennessee area home will not make that problem go away. So instead of panicking, you should plan your next steps carefully. One of those first steps should be to start shopping for a radon mitigation specialist who is able to take on the challenge of fixing your Knoxville, Tennessee area home. Knoxville Tennessee Radon Specialists are Available Fortunately, there are a number of quality radon mitigation specialists licensed to do business in the Knoxville, Tennessee region. The best course of action is to contact each of the radon mitigation specialists on your list. Once you have a list of radon mitigation companies, you can start [...]