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Friday, March 8, 2013 @ 04:03 PM
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Radon Lung Cancer for Waukesha, WI

Radon Lung CancerIf you have ever rented a home in Waukesha, WI, then you probably know the gray area of the lease agreement. When your rental property has something that needs maintenance or repair, we do not always have the clarity of how long it should take for something to be repaired, and whether or not it is covered in the lease. What about when it comes to radon lung cancer? Chances are you have not discussed with your Waukesha landlord whether or not there will be a mitigation system installed, or radon tests, but with new regulation, this all may be provided.

A multi-family home in Waukesha, or the rest of the United States, must have a radon test if it is financed through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development according to new regulation. This is a huge step forward, but also a mitigation system will be required for all multi-family homes that are financed through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, if they have high levels of radon gas.

The important part about testing for this gas is that it cannot be seen or smelled. Due to its secretive nature, the only way you will be able to determine whether or not your Waukesha home is threatened is with a test. It is important to have a short term and a long term test. Short term tests provide an initial idea of whether or not your home is threatened, and a long term test will provide you with the most accurate reading.

Cures for Radon Lung Cancer in Waukesha

Mitigation systems can help reduce the level of radon gas, and in turn, reduce the number of radon lung cancer in America. A radon reduction system can help reduce the levels by as much as 99%. It is important to know that the mitigation system not only reduces radon gas, but it can also improve health through having a increased level of ventilation, and a decrease in the amount of moisture. Together these two aspects will make a huge impact of the health of many, in addition to the reduction in radon lung cancer. The American Lung Association is very pleased with these efforts from HUD, and realizes the huge impact that will be made.

HUD has made giant strides to improving the safety of homes, and the health of those in them, but they are not the only ones doing their part. HUD, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Serves, and the Environmental Protection Agency are all working together as the Federal Healthy Homes Work Group to improve the safety of homes in America. S.W.A.T. Environmental is glad to see so many like-minded organizations as we place a high value on home safety, and the health of everyone in Waukesha. Let us provide mitigation for your multi-family home, and help reduce radon lung cancer.