Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 06:04 PM
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Radon

Lansing Radon Mitigation Needs If you live in Michigan, then you may be aware of the new national regulations set in place by HUD for all multi-family homes that are financed through HUD. This new regulation was discussed in the article that we published last month, but for a refresher, this regulation is making Lansing radon mitigation mandatory on many homes. The regulation requires that every unit of all multi-family homes financed through HUD must be tested for radon gas. Any unit that tests high for radon gas must have a Lansing radon mitigation system installed to reduce the levels. The reason that radon gas has become such a threat to so many in America is the rate at which it is killing people. Radon gas is the second leading cause for lung cancer and is responsible for about one out of ever seven lung cancer deaths. This gas kills [...]

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

Regulation of Radon Lung Cancer Increases The American Lung Association has been a strong advocate for the reduction of radon gas in homes, but now they have a reason to be excited as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has taken steps to improve the safety of homes throughout Lansing, MI and the rest of the nation. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, has made increased regulation that will require all multi-family homes financed through HUD to have radon gas regulation. What this means is that if you are renting a multi-family financed through HUD, you will be required to have a test to determine whether or not your home has high levels of radon gas. This is needed as the gas is both odorless and colorless, meaning there is no way to know whether or not your home is in need of an [...]

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

Lansing Needs Radon Mitigation in Schools Radon gas is known to kill thousands upon thousands each and every year through causing lung cancer. Many of us know about radon gas, but very few know the true extent of its dangers. Every year radon kills over 20,000 people, making it one of the most dangerous gases known to man. Radon kills more people than drunk driving each year, which makes you realize how much effort should be given to this dangerous gas. Lansing, MI residents need to take action to have radon mitigation in schools. By the numbers, radon is found in one out of every five schools. This equates to roughly 70,000 schools being adversely affected by this dangerous gas. All of our Lansing, MI students, teachers, and faculty members are at a high risk without radon mitigation in schools. Benefits of Radon Mitigation in Schools in Lansing To get [...]

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

Radon Action Month in Lansing, Michigan If you live in Lansing, Michigan, then now is the time to start preparing for radon action month. Each January, Lansing celebrates radon action month with its citizens taking steps towards mitigation, testing, and advocacy about radon gas. Radon gas is a serious problem infecting about one out of every fifteen homes nationwide. It is imperative that you take action for your Lansing home if you wish to avoid serious health risks, and maintain a healthy home. Every single year, in excess of 20,000 people die because of radon gas. Do not let yourself or your family become one of these statistics. Radon action month is a time in which you can grab control of your health. Protect your family by testing your Lansing, MI home for radon gas, or calling a professional to install a custom solution for mitigation. If you already have [...]

Monday, December 3, 2012 @ 05:12 PM
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Lansing, MI Residents Deal With Lung Cancer Lung cancer is assumed to be strictly caused by smoking copious amounts of cigarettes and using other various tobacco products. It is also thought that coal miners may be the only other group exposed to this danger. New studies are showing that an alarming number of Lansing residents are being diagnosed with lung cancer. The cause? Radon gas. Radon gas is an invisible and odorless gas that forms from Uranium breaking down in the soil beneath your Lansing home. Radon gas mitigation is the only proven method to remove or reduce the risk of lung cancer if your home has been infested. The gas can easily enter your home through the water supply or even seep through your foundation. Before you know it, and not to your knowledge, your home is now a breeding ground for lung cancer. Approximately 15% of all homes [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 04:10 PM
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Lansing Air Quality The city of Lansing, Michigan may have a new threat in order to worry about. Air quality in Lansing, Michigan can be a serious threat to your health, and the health of loved ones. The EPA has determined that there are a substantial number of health effects that can greatly damage your health. Poor air quality can cause shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, permanent lung damage, increased likelihood of illness, and more serious health effects. These should all ring a bell, especially the risk of permanent lung damage. These risks may be increased if you are a child with developing lungs, spend an ample amount of time outdoors, or have any preexisting lung conditions. Another serious concern in addition to poor air quality is radon gas. Radon gas has been proven to cause lung cancer, and claims the lives of 22,000 people every single year. [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 04:09 PM
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Lansing’s S.W.A.T. Environmental Sees Rapid Growth Locally owned and operated out of Lansing, MI, S.W.A.T. Environmental recently was declared one of the nation’s fastest growing companies in all of America by Inc.com. From humble beginnings, S.W.A.T. Environmental spread from Lansing, MI to span over twenty six states with over forty locations. Breaking news in the business world, Inc.com released their annual report of fastest growing companies, and S.W.A.T. Environmental is the first radon mitigation company to ever make this list. According the CFO, S.W.A.T. Environmental is on pace to have $12 million in revenue for the year of 2012. S.W.A.T. Environmental started out right in Lansing, Michigan in 1988, and has since installed more than 50,000 radon mitigation systems for homes and commercial property. You may be curious why radon mitigation has become such an importance here in America. Whether it is the fact that radon has been proven to [...]

Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 08:08 PM
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The Importance of Radon Testing in Lansing, MI You have probably heard of radon gas before, but did you know that there is no way to determine the amount of vapor in your Lansing home without radon testing? Lansing, MI has higher levels of radon than many other areas, leaving your home susceptible to the side effects of radon gas. What are those side effects you ask? Well, one of the major side effects caused by radon gas is lung cancer, killing over 20,000 people per year. We all know someone who has been stricken down by cancer without warning. Do not let this happen to you or your family. You may be thinking to yourself that you would be able to see or smell this dangerous gas, but this is not the case. Only radon testing can accurately determine if your Lansing, MI home is effected, as this gas [...]

Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 03:07 PM
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Radon-contaminated Water in Lansing, Michigan Clean water is an absolute necessity of life. Contaminated water makes both people and animals susceptible to many different diseases and illnesses. In many different parts of the United States, water contaminated with radon has become a major concern. Lansing, Michigan is one city that has experienced radon contamination in water. Although the Environmental Protection Agency is well aware of the dangers of consuming water contaminated with radon, legislation has not yet been passed that will reduce the amount of radon in water. Homeowners, therefore, must take responsibility for protecting their own homes from this threat. 
The Creation of Radon in Water 
Radon is a radioactive chemical element that is harmful when inhaled or ingested. It is found naturally in the soil and in the atmosphere. When it is first created underground, it can easily seep into nearby water supplies, which is why the water [...]

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 02:06 PM
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Radon abatement is the process of reducing the amount of radon a home or other building contains. Like any other gas, radon trapped in an enclosed area will gradually diffuse and fill it. However, the difference between radon and many other gases is the fact that breathing radon can be deadly. That is why SWAT Environmental specializes in radon abatement in the Lansing region. Why is Radon Abatement Necessary? Radon gas is an undetectable gas that humans cannot sense on their own. It is a noble gas that is commonly created by the decay of uranium and thorium, which are elements found naturally in the ground in many areas. It can seep up undetected out of the ground, sometimes becoming trapped in enclosed buildings where it can concentrate to dangerous levels. Radon abatement, therefore, is necessary to remove this radon and to prevent it from returning, a process that SWAT [...]