Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 04:04 PM
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Radon

Bethlehem Radon Mitigation Concerns The recent post from S.W.A.T. Environmental brought to light the concerns of radon gas, and the recent action that HUD has taken to reduce its lung cancer risk across the United States. This recent change to the regulation has made many in the Bethlehem area confused, but S.W.A.T. Environmental is here to take out any of the confusion. We will walk you through the steps of reducing radon gas in your Bethlehem home, and making sure that your home is kept up with the most recent guidelines of HUD. The most recent guidelines of HUD are requiring that every unit in multi-family homes be tested for radon gas. Any unit showing high levels of radon gas will be required to have Bethlehem radon mitigation conducted. This will ensure that up to 99% of all of the radon gas is removed, resulting in a healthy place for [...]

Thursday, March 7, 2013 @ 08:03 PM
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Radon

The American Lung Association and Reducing Radon Lung Cancer The American Lung Association is proud of the recent steps in improving the overall lung health of the nation by the announced reduction in radon lung cancer. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be working to reduce the amount of radon gas in multi-family homes in the Bethlehem area, and across the nation. New guidelines set in place by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, will help make Bethlehem a much safer place. There is a group of U.S. organizations known as the Federal Healthy Homes Work Group that is dedicated to make sure that all homes are a safe and healthy. The group is comprised of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Association, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Together [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 05:02 PM
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Radon

Radon Mitigation in Schools is Needed in Bethlehem, PA Radon mitigation in schools is quickly becoming a debated topic across the nation. Bethlehem, PA residents are directly affected by this by having the possibility of high concentration of radon gas in schools in the area. Statistics show that one out of every five schools has high levels of radon gas. This equates to roughly 70,000 schools having a high level of radon gas. A bill is currently in the process of being passed to provide grant funding for all schools to have radon tests. Schools which return high levels of radon gas will then receive additional grant funding. This funding will go towards radon mitigation in schools. This is a great way to make for certain that students, teachers, and members of faculty will be safe from this cancer causing gas. If you have studied radon gas, you probably know [...]

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

Bethlehem, PA Gets Ready for Radon Action Month If you live in Bethlehem, PA then you probably remember radon action month last January. If you do not remember, radon action month was a month in which citizens of Bethlehem took action against radon gas, and protected their homes. In addition to protection through testing and mitigation systems, Bethlehem residents also advocated to others the dangers of radon gas. If you do not want to have your home negatively affected by this horrible gas, then you need to contact S.W.A.T. Environmental this radon action month. If you are not familiar with radon gas, radon kills over 20,000 each year. New studies have proven that radon gas is actually the cause for 15% of all lung cancer cases. This means that even if you have never picked up a cigarette, you may be diagnosed with lung cancer simply because of the radon [...]

Monday, December 3, 2012 @ 08:12 PM
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Radon

Bethlehem, PA and Lung Cancer Prevention From reading the title of this article, one may quickly assume that it is all about the dangers of using tobacco, and their long term health risks such as lung cancer. This could not be further from the actual subject. As a matter of fact, today’s topic is all about radon gas mitigation in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. As a resident of Bethlehem, you are probably familiar with radon gas. Due to the region, some neighborhoods are likely to have a higher rate of infestation of radon, meaning action is required. Have you ever wondered why the EPA, other government organizations, and scientists have all pushed you to have radon gas mitigation in your Bethlehem home? The reason for this is because of the extensive studies showing the long term health effects such as lung cancer. Radon gas is radioactive, and we all know that radioactive [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 07:10 PM
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Radon

Bethlehem Air Quality Observed by EPA The air quality of Bethlehem, PA is the discussion of many conversations lately. This city in Pennsylvania may have an underlying problem that needs addressing. The EPA has began monitoring the air quality in cities throughout the United States to ensure the health of all citizens. Taking a closer look at Bethlehem, your home may need special treatment in order to reduce the amount of pollutants. With October being air quality awareness month, now is the perfect time to call in a professional for reducing the number of pollutants in your Bethlehem home. If you are weary of whether or not your Bethlehem home really needs mitigation, please take into consideration some quick facts about the air quality. Each year over 2 million people die because of poor indoor air quality. This statistic alone should send chills down your spine. Bethlehem residents may not [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 07:09 PM
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Radon

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Radon Reduction Company Recognized Local Bethlehem Pennsylvania radon reduction company, S.W.A.T. Environmental is known for their outstanding service, and essentially being the pioneers of radon reduction. This week S.W.A.T. Environmental picked up another name as one of the fastest growing companies in the entire nation. Growing at a rate of 3,000% over the past ten years, a once mom and pop company now has over 100 employees. This rapid rate of growth has garnished the attention of Inc Magazine’s fastest growing companies. The projection for the year of 2012 is $12 million for this Bethlehem business, according to the CFO. While we are now able to boast of our accomplishments, we want to make sure that each and every customer of S.W.A.T. Environmental in Bethlehem, PA realizes just how much we appreciate your business. We encourage you to share with your Bethlehem neighbors the true danger of radon [...]

Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 08:08 PM
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Radon

Radon Testing Needs for Bethlehem, PA If you are a resident of Bethlehem, then you may have heard of radon gas before, but not be aware of all of the health risks associated with it. Radon testing can provide proper determination of whether or not your Bethlehem home is under attack by radioactive gases. Each year more people are killed by lung cancer due to radon, with a death toll that exceeds drunk driving related deaths. If you care about your health, and your family’s health, then it is a no brainer that radon testing is a month. Recently the great Joe Paterno passed away from lung cancer. With such an amazing college football coaching career, it was a true tragedy to watch him pass away. What made the situation worse was the gut wrenching feeling, knowing that his death may have been caused by radon gas. Hindsight is always [...]

Thursday, July 26, 2012 @ 08:07 PM
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Radon

Dangerous Radon Found in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania’s Water Waterborne radon could be a major health risk for many Pennsylvania residents. If you are located in the Bethlehem, PA area, you should have your water tested for radon — especially if your home is supplied by a private well. Underground water sources can become contaminated due to radon pockets within the soil or neighboring bedrock, particularly granite. Radon is created by naturally occurring uranium as it gradually breaks down over long periods of time. It may seep through cracks in surrounding bedrock or soil and then dissolve into underground water supplies, contaminating them for anyone using them as a water source. This becomes a serious danger for individuals who use this water to wash dishes, do laundry, bathe, shower or do anything else.

 What Makes Radon in Water So Dangerous 

Waterborne radon is a danger to every person exposed to it. Radon [...]

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

Radon is an odorless gas that is produced by decaying uranium underground. The gas is safe outdoors, but can leak into your home and build to dangerously high concentrations. Radon gas is only second to smoking as a cause of lung cancer. If you live in the radon-prone Bethlehem, Pennsylvania area, you can protect your home from radon gas through testing and radon abatement. Why is Radon Abatement Important? Testing to determine radon levels is recommended by the Surgeon General and the Environmental Protection Agency for all homes within the United States. This is the only way to ensure that the amount of radon within a home is below a harmful level, since radon gas cannot be detected otherwise. The EPA has established three zone levels to identify areas with the highest possibility of radon gas. The central and eastern portions of the United States have been designated as areas [...]