Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 08:06 PM
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Radon

The Impact on Your Health of Radon Gas in Winston-Salem, North Carolina Radon contamination can be a concern no matter where you live, but it is particularly prevalent across much of North Carolina. In particular, homes in the Winston-Salem area tend to contain radon levels between 2.0 and 4.0pCi/L. Therefore, if you live in or near Winston-Salem you should have your home tested regularly for possible high radon levels. Eight counties in North Carolina are categorized as Zone One counties with radon sometimes higher than 4.0 pCi/L. Many homes in these counties are built on rock formations that contain high concentrations of uranium and radium, elements that are often responsible for radon creation. Since 1984, a 4.0 pCi/L reading has been the action point for radon mitigation to prevent harm to the residents of the home’s occupants. Results of about 2.0 pCi/L are much less likely to be dangerous; levels [...]

Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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Radon

Winston-Salem Radon Gas and the Need for Radon Mitigation Radon is a very dangerous gas that is not detectable by the human senses. It is odorless, colorless and occurs naturally. If sufficiently concentrated, it can be a serious health hazard; the United States Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, has submitted numerous reports citing radon as the second leading cause of lung cancer in the country. Only cigarette smoking causes more lung cancer cases. It is reported that radon exposure account for 21,000 U.S. deaths from lung cancer each year. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you have SWAT Environmental test your home’s radon levels and begin radon mitigation if necessary. The Triad region of North Carolina has experienced significant growth over the last decade. Winston-Salem, which is one of the largest cities in the state, is a part of this area. According to the North Carolina Radon Program’s [...]

Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 06:02 PM
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Radon

What is Radon Gas and Why Should Winston Salem Residents Be Concerned About It When you bought your home in North Carolina, you probably did your homework before putting your money down. You no doubt had the property appraised, checked out the level of local property taxes and assessed the quality of the schools. Hopefully you also had your home tested for radon gas before you bought it. If not, now is the perfect time to have the home tested and find out whether or not you and your family members are at risk. Many Winston Salem area residents are under the mistaken impression that radon gas is only a problem for those who live in the northeast, or that radon gas exists primarily in places with high concentrations of coal and shale oil. But while it is true that radon is a problem in those areas, it is also [...]

Radon

Have You Tested Your Winston-Salem, North Carolina Home for Radon? It’s Radon Action Month If you have not yet had our Winston-Salem area home tested for radon, every day you delay could be putting your family at greater and greater risk. According to EPA estimates, this colorless and odorless radioactive gas is responsible for some 20,000 deaths in the United States alone, and some 100,000 deaths around the world. That makes radon gas the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in the Winston-Salem, and the number two cause of lung cancer among smokers. With an estimated 15 percent of lung cancer deaths attributable to radon contamination in the Winston-Salem, it has never been more important to have your own home tested. In fact, it is so important that Winston-Salem area residents have their homes tested for radon that the government has declared January to be National Radon Action [...]

Radon

Winston-Salem, North Carolina Business Owners Weary of Radon The threat of vapor intrusion in commercial buildings located throughout the United States is a real one. In certain locations, it is even more likely to happen. In particular, commercial businesses situated in Winston-Salem, North Carolina have a greater risk of being infiltrated by toxic vapors than in many other cities and towns. Many natural gases and toxic solvents are present in the ground. Some occur naturally, while others are there because they have been dumped by businesses that used them in the past. In some cases, improper storage of toxic solvents and gases has led to ground and water contamination. Since vapor intrusion involves the buildup of toxic or carcinogenic gases within a closed environment, it poses a serious health risk for all of the employees who work there. It is suspected that exposure at any level of vapor intrusion can [...]

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 @ 05:11 PM
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Radon

Radon Mitigation in Winston Salem, North Carolina As an Winston Salem, North Carolina resident, you may not have ever heard of radon, and many residents of Winston Salem believe the it is a problem that only exists in the northeast, and will not effect them. But in fact a radon problem can exist anywhere, even in the mountains of North Carolina. Radon is everywhere, and that means that all North Carolina residents are potentially at risk. The only way you can know for sure whether or not you have a problem in your home is to have that home tested by an experienced radon testing and remediation company. To understand why Winston Salem, North Carolina residents need to worry about radon, you must understand that it can enter any home in varying ways.. Radon can come into your home through contaminated well or ground water. Radon can also enter through [...]

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 05:10 PM
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Radon

Radon is a major problem for North Carolina commercial buildings and as a business owner, you have many important responsibilities to your customers and to the people who work for you. No matter what types of commercial buildings your business uses, part of that responsibility is testing those work spaces for dangerous levels of radon. Find and Fix Your Radon Contamination Issue Immediately If the commercial buildings your business occupies are found to have high levels of radon, you need to take immediate steps to rectify the situation and get rid of that radon contamination. You also need to find the source of the radon contamination in your commercial buildings and stop any additional radon from coming in. Radon is a serious problem for business owners and owners of commercial buildings, and not one to be taken lightly, especially in Winston Salem, North Carolina. No matter where your commercial buildings [...]