Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 04:06 PM
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Radon

Radon Level Elevation in Wilmington, Delaware Wilmington, Delaware is a beautiful city with extensive shopping and financial centers, but also a relaxed feel and a community atmosphere. The city is located fairly near the Atlantic Ocean and is within a short drive of a number of resorts. Unfortunately, however, radon levels in the Wilmington area tend to be fairly high. Health Effects of High Radon Levels Even though radon gas is a naturally created side effect of uranium breakdown in the soil, exposure to it can be extremely harmful. In fact, radon gas exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer cases in the United States. The good news is that this gas is easy for specialists to detect and to remove from a house, making its health impacts entirely preventable. Inspecting for High Radon Levels Having SWAT Environmental inspect your home to determine its radon levels is quick [...]

Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 08:03 PM
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Radon

The Importance of Radon Mitigation in Delaware Radon mitigation is simply a general term for the process used to relocate concentrations of radon gas inside occupied buildings to the outdoors. Radon gas is created from the breakdown of elements found naturally in the soil; when it dissipates into the open air, it is harmless. However, when it accumulates inside a building, it can become dangerous, potentially leading to lung cancer and other problems. Home testing kits that will detect radon levels are sold commercially in Wilmington. These test kits include a collector that hangs in the lower floor of your home for up to seven days. After this period, you must then submit the collector to a laboratory for analysis. Professional testing, however, is faster and more accurate than home testing. The National Environmental Health Association publishes a list of professionals that specialize in radon measurement in the United States. [...]

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 @ 04:02 PM
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Radon

What Delaware Residents Need to Know About Radon Gas Did you know that radon gas contamination is quite common in certain areas of the United States? Radon gas is formed beneath the surface of the earth when uranium, which is found in all types of soil, begins the natural decaying process. As a larger volume of this radioactive gas is formed, it begins to travel through the cracks and crevices in the ground around it. Eventually, the radon gas reaches the surface of the earth, where it escapes either into the atmosphere or into a building. Radon Delaware & Radon Gas Testing Wilmington, Delaware residents who are exposed to high levels of this radioactive contamination should learn everything they can about radon gas in order to protect themselves and their families. Radon gas is a carcinogen that causes non-small cell lung cancer in individuals living in contaminated homes for long [...]

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 @ 07:01 PM
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Radon

January is the EPA’s National Radon Action Month January has been chosen by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as National Radon Action Month in an effort to raise the public’s awareness of the dangers of allowing this contaminant to remain in their home undetected. Why is this important for Wilmington residents? In particular, anyone living in the Wilmington area is at risk of having radon sneak into their homes undetected, placing them at risk of developing lung cancer. Uranium is found beneath the earth’s surface in specific areas of the country, including Wilmington. When it begins to break down, it creates a gas referred to as radon. As radon is produced in the earth, it needs to find a place to go. Therefore, it follows every nook and cranny in the ground, searching for a way out. As it reaches the earth’s surface, it either goes silently into the earth’s [...]

Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 09:12 PM
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Protect Your Wilmington, Delaware Company From Vapor Intrusion Unfortunately, commercial buildings located in Wilmington, Delaware are at risk of experiencing vapor intrusion, a situation that can affect the health of everyone who works in the building. Arising from contaminated soil or ground water, vapor intrusion pollutes interior air, creating a health threat that can have serious consequences. What is vapor intrusion? Where does it come from? Vapor intrusion occurs when volatile gases seep into a building through cracks and crevices in the foundation or through openings near utility connections entering the building. The gases come from ground water or soil that has been contaminated by any number of chemical pollutants, commonly used in industrial and commercial operations, as well as natural chemical pollutants commonly found beneath the earth’s surface in Wilmington, Delaware. Unless mitigation strategies are put in place, these toxic gases continue to build up, increasing the health risk [...]

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

Delaware Radon Mitigation Radon gas has been shown to cause cancer. Entering silently through the walls and foundation of your home, radon can cause serious health problems for the unsuspecting homeowners. Found throughout the United States, radon levels are higher in the Midwest and Northeast regions. Delaware radon mitigation is an excellent solution to this problem. Remediation Wilmington area specialists are prepared to test your home for radon gas. If you are buying a new home or it’s been several years since your existing home was tested it’s recommended that you have the levels in your home checked for this dangerous and silent gas. Delaware mitigation teams, remediation Wilmington experts, and radon removal specialists are prepared to help make your home safe. Delaware radon removal performed by a mitigation team can make your home safe from this silent killer. There are several changes that can be made to your home [...]

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 06:10 PM
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Radon

As a resident of Delaware, you could be at greater than normal risk of radon contamination. Radon gas is a problem throughout the county, but it can be a particularly serious issue in northeastern states like Delaware. The natural rock formations of the area, coupled with some other environmental factors, mean that Delaware residents face radon risks not seen by people in many other parts of the country. Why Delaware Residents are at Greater Risk to Radon Contamination One of the reasons radon is such a serious problem in Delaware is simply that the winters there can be cold and wet. That means Delaware residents are spending more time indoors to get away from the bad weather. If radon is present in the home, those Delaware residents are breathing more of it in simply by being indoors. The nature of the bedrock in Delaware can also put residents at higher [...]