Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 03:06 PM
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Radon

Why You Should Check Your Radon Levels if You Live in Waukesha, Wisconsin The Midwestern region and the northeastern coast of the United States tend to produce some of the highest radon levels found anywhere in the country. Radon is a colorless, odorless and radioactive gas that can cause severe health problems if its levels in a home are not monitored and corrected as necessary. Homes in the Waukesha, Wisconsin area often contain particularly high radon levels, averaging about 4.0 pCi/L even though the national average is about 1.3 pCi/L. The pCi/L unit of measurement is most commonly used to measure levels of radiation and radon. Health Problems from Exposure to Excessive Radon Levels Even though it can take years for illness to develop from radon exposure, the biggest risk of constant radon exposure over a long period of time is that of lung cancer. The symptoms of lung cancer [...]

Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 02:03 PM
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Radon

Radon Gas Risk – Protect Your Home with Radon Mitigation in Waukesha Protecting your home from radon gas is essential if you live in Waukesha, Wisconsin, especially since radon gas is odorless, colorless, potentially radioactive — and found in the Waukesha area. If it reaches sufficiently high concentrations, radon gas can be lethal. Homes or buildings with in-ground basements are particularly susceptible to being impacted by this gas. Even though radon gas can be found all over the world, it is harmless when in open areas. It only becomes dangerous when trapped within a home or other building. Radon gas is thought to be responsible for up to 14 percent of lung cancer cases in the United States. The best way to determine if you have radon gas in your home is to contact a professional inspector from SWAT Environmental who specializes in radon testing. This is the most accurate [...]

Monday, February 13, 2012 @ 09:02 PM
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Radon

What is Radon Gas – A Primer for Wisconsin Residents As a resident of Wisconsin, you may know that radon gas is a threat to yourself and your family. But you may not truly understand just what radon gas is and what makes it so dangerous. Taking some time to understand the dangers posed by radon and what you can do about it is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family. It is important to realize that radon gas is present in the environment, and that it exists just about everywhere, including the Waukesha area. When radon gas is in the open air it does not cause much of a problem, since the concentrations are quite low. It is only when radon gas gets inside that it becomes a real threat. Why is Radon Gas Dangerous? Once radon gas gets into your home, the concentrations rise [...]

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 @ 07:01 PM
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Radon

Have You Tested Your Waukesha, Wisconsin Home For Radon? It’s Radon Action Month The Environmental Protection Agency is so concerned about the problem of radon contamination in the Waukesha area and around the country that the agency has declared January to be National Radon Action Month. The EPA hopes to use the month of January to raise awareness about this dangerous radioactive gas, and to urge all Waukesha area residents to have their homes tested as soon as they can. 
 If you have not yet had your Waukesha area home tested for radon, every day you delay could be dangerous to yourself and your family. That is because problems with radon in Waukesha area homes are cumulative in nature. The nature of radon gas is that it seeps into the living space of Waukesha area homes, either through contaminated soil or through the groundwater. Once inside, the levels of [...]

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 @ 06:12 PM
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Radon

The Threat of Vapor Intrusion in Waukesha, Wisconsin Vapor intrusion is a common occurrence throughout the entire United States, but even more so in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The fact is that a number of carcinogenic gases, such as radon and methane, are commonly found in the ground as well as in the ground water. Add to that the presence of a number of commonly used solvents and substances that create toxic gases within the ground, and the situation becomes even more serious. Vapor intrusion occurs when these pollutants seep into a commercial building from either contaminated ground or ground water. How Vapor Intrusion Works Vapor intrusion (VI) occurs when one or any number of noxious chemicals seeps into your commercial building in the form of vapors. Over a period of time, the vapors build up within your Waukesha, Wisconsin place of business, placing you and your employees at serious health risk. [...]

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

Radon Mitigation in Waukesha, Wisconsin The state should be aware of Wisconsin radon gas building indoors in Waukesha, Madison, and Milwaukee plus other cities. Remediation or mitigation lowers the levels of radon to ensure healthy livable conditions, especially in Madison and Milwaukee. Most believe that remediation is expensive; however prices are reasonable for the average consumer’s mitigation. Whether you live in Madison, Milwaukee or Waukesha mitigation is necessary for improving living conditions and a healthy lifestyle.

 Abatement or remediation is the process of lowering the concentration of radon gas in indoor establishments throughout the state. Remediation and reduction, has become a priority for those residents aware of the dangers in these locations. Mitigation is primarily done on an individual effort as there is only so much the EPA and state legislature can mandate in regards to remediation. Aside from Waukesha reduction being an area of high interest, remediation in Wisconsin [...]

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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Radon

As a resident of the state of Wisconsin, you might think that you have little to fear from radon contamination. Many residents of Wisconsin are under the mistaken impression that radon exists only in coal-rich parts of the country like Pennsylvania and West Virginia. But in fact, radon exists everywhere, including the rolling hills of Wisconsin. If you have a home in the state of Wisconsin, you could be at risk from radon contamination and not even know it. Test Your Wisconsin Home For High Levels of Radon Gas That is because radon does not have a distinctive odor, and you cannot see this colorless gas as it enters your home. Radon can seep in to your home from a variety of different sources, including the bedrock under your Wisconsin home and the soil surrounding it. Radon can also enter Wisconsin homes through contaminated wells and ground water, so it [...]