Archive for December, 2012
Winston Salem Lung Cancer Concerns
Living in beautiful Winston Salem, North Carolina is wonderful, but more and more people are having to deal with a serious problem. That serious problem is lung cancer. You may assume that the problem of lung cancer is due to the massive amounts of tobacco farming nearby, and therefore the massive amounts of cigarette smoke, and secondhand smoke. While these are serious contributors to the demographic of lung cancer patients, a new chemical has been found to be responsible for a good portion of these cases.
Radon gas has been researched to cause roughly 16% of all lung cancer cases. This means that over one out of seven people you meet who are diagnosed with lung cancer, probably have never even touched tobacco in their entire life. While these statistics may be alarming, it is also important to know that radon gas accounts for 20,000 deaths per year across the United States. This means that action is necessary, not a choice, if you want your loved ones in Winston Salem to be safe from lung cancer.
Radon Gas Mitigation in Winston Salem
Radon gas forms from breaking down Uranium in the soil beneath and around your Winston Salem home. As this cancer causing gas forms, it is essentially harmless as it is diluted with the outdoor air. In many cases, your home will cause pressure in the soil, forcing the gas to be suctioned inside. The gas will fill the smallest of spaces, and enter through your foundation or basement of your home. Once inside, the concentration levels may build up to dangerous levels. Another possibility is through radon gas entering your ground water supply. Once the gas enters your water supply, it will easily enter your Winston Salem home.
Radon gas mitigation can reduce the levels of radon gas in your Winston Salem home by as much as 99%. Residents of Winston Salem may breathe easy once a radon gas mitigation system is installed. Depending on the point of entry of the gas, and the concentration, steps to prevent the gas from entering, and removing the radon already present may vary.
When you call a professional at S.W.A.T. Environmental, you are calling a local Winston Salem company who has been in the industry for over twenty years. You know you are speaking to a company with certified professionals who have been trained in the proper ways to remove and reduce the radon levels of your home. We specialize in low invasive systems, so you may not even notice that our system is there. Our friendly staff is glad to help answer any questions you may have, and give you a free quote on your new radon gas mitigation system. We know that it may be a time of panic when you receive your radon testing results, but do not make a poor decision when it comes to the company you select to provide your radon gas mitigation. Choose the brand the nation loves.
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