Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 03:02 PM
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Radon

Why Radon Mitigation in Schools in Ft. Collins Ft. Collins, CO residents have probably heard of radon gas before, but many are not aware of the current threat level it has on our school system. In case you did not know, radon kills 20,000 people each year across the United States, and has infested schools across the nation. While homes and commercial buildings are having mitigation systems installed, radon mitigation in schools is still relatively new. New studies have proven that there are nearly 70,000 schools which have high or elevated levels of radon gas. This equates to about one out of five schools having at least one classroom with elevated levels of radon. In order to prevent our children from having the same fate as the many who have been diagnosed with lung cancer because of radon gas, we need to have radon mitigation in schools. Radon Mitigation in [...]

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 04:01 PM
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Radon

Ft. Collins Radon Action Month Returns Do you remember what you did last year during radon action month? Did you take action against radon gas in your Ft. Collins home? If you did not take the action you needed to last year, radon action month returns this year. You have a month to prepare to take the appropriate action for your Ft. Collins home to reduce your risk of lung cancer. Even if your home is free of radon gas, and already has a mitigation system installed, you may be an advocate to the health effects of radon gas, and promote the importance of testing. Radon gas affects so many lives each year, and it is humbling to know that you may be the difference in a life or death situation for your neighbors if you simply speak up. It is important to share your experiences with your neighbors, and [...]

Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 08:11 PM
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Radon

Ft. Collins, CO Radon Gas Mitigation and Lung Cancer Living in Ft. Collins, you may assume that there are very few health risks. You are not subjected to the hurricanes that ravage the southeast. You do not have the crazy earthquakes that rock the west coast. You do not have the constant tornadoes that can turn the lives of those in the Midwest upside down in an instant without any notice. Even though you are not near any of these natural disasters, there is still a natural gas that you should be very weary of. Radon gas kills 20,000 people each year in the United States. What this means is that more people die from radon gas than drunk driving. While this is a scary statistic, it is important to remember that one out of every fifteen homes has an above normal level of radon gas, meaning that radon gas [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 02:10 PM
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Radon

Air Quality in Ft. Collins, CO Air quality is a serious threat to the health of many Ft. Collins residents. While when we typically think about air quality, gas, power plants, tons of vehicles stopped in traffic, forest fires, and other pollution comes to mind, a gas known as radon gas should be our real concern. October is air quality awareness month, meaning we should take action and review facts about air pollution that affects your health. In order to understand all aspects of air quality, we must take a look into the causes of common air pollution. Luckily, the EPA has created the air quality index, which indicates a score reflecting the overall air quality of a given area. Ft. Collins area residents may quickly access this number from the EPA’s website, and see whether or not the air quality is safe in their area. The EPA deems any [...]

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 08:09 PM
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Radon

Fort Collins Radon Mitigation Company Receives Recognition From Inc. Magazine S.W.A.T. Environmental, Fort Collin, Colorado’s premier radon mitigation company has just received recognition from Inc. Magazine as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies. S.W.A.T. Environmental is the first radon mitigation company to ever make a presence on this list. Ranked thirteenth for fastest growing company in the environmental services industry, S.W.A.T. Environmental has added over sixty employees over the past three years. As a Fort Collins resident, it is easy to see the need for radon mitigation, and S.W.A.T. Environmental has been able to provide excellent service and work for the community. With over forty locations nation wide, S.W.A.T. Environmental has made a presence across the United States. This company was built with the intentions of saving lives by reducing the radon levels in homes through radon mitigation. What started off small quickly expanded as the EPA spread the [...]

Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 07:08 PM
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Radon

Why Radon Testing is Needed in Fort Collins, CO If you have not heard the words “Radon testing,” before, then you need to educate yourself sooner than later. Killing more people than fires, floods, and even drunk driving, your home may currently be a death trap for lung cancer. Radon gas kills over twenty thousand each year in the form of lung cancer. As an odorless and colorless gas, radon testing is the only way to determine whether or not your home is at risk of causing harm to you or your family. Whenever you take a breath at your Fort Collins home, you may be ingesting this toxic gas. Any home with levels above 4 pCi/L are considered dangerous, and a mitigation system should be installed as soon as possible to lower your levels. pCi/L stands for picocuries per liter, and is the unit of measurement for radon gas. [...]

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @ 05:07 PM
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Radon

Radon in Water in Ft. Collins a Serious Health Risk Radon is a radioactive, cancer-causing gas responsible for thousands of deaths throughout the United States every year. While airborne radon is the type of exposure that concerns most people, waterborne radon is just as deadly and too often overlooked. Since you and your family could actually be ingesting the waterborne radon, as well as inhaling the airborne radon, prolonged exposure presents a risk not only for lung cancer, but for stomach cancer as well. Put simply, protecting your Ft. Collins home from radon in water means protecting the life of your family members. Radon is a naturally occurring gas found in rock, soil and, to a lesser extent, water. Radon cannot be detected without special equipment. In Ft. Collins, it is estimated that over 70 percent of homes contain radon levels above the public water standards set by the EPA. [...]

Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 07:06 PM
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Radon

Radon is a radioactive gas that is naturally created in the soil. Uranium and similar elements in the ground decay, eventually generating radon as a side effect. Homeowners may not even know that they have a radon problem in their homes, since the gas is invisible and odorless. The United States Surgeon General has issued a warning that exposure to high levels of radon gas causes lung cancer; in fact, radon is the second most common reason why people have developed lung cancer in the United States. Mandatory Radon Abatement Systems It has been established that Colorado has some of the highest levels of radon gas reported in the United States. Homes in Ft. Collins, in particular, are exposed to extremely high levels of radon; three out of four homes in the city contain unsafe levels of radon. Therefore, the city is trying to make it mandatory that all new [...]

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

Radon is a naturally occurring gas that is the byproduct of decomposing uranium underground. Since the gas is radioactive, it can cause cancer. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that radon is second only to cigarette smoking for causing lung cancer each year in the United States. According to official reports by the city of Ft. Collins, 70 percent of the homes in this area contain potentially dangerous levels of radon. Therefore, if you have not taken steps to protect your home from high radon levels, you could be at an elevated risk for lung disease. Radon is odorless and invisible, so the only way to know if it is present is to test for it. Testing for Radon Levels Ft. Collins residents can obtain home radon testing kits from the Ft. Collins Senior Center or the city’s Development Review Center. The test kits are inexpensive, and considering the [...]

Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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Deadly Radon Gas Trend in Ft. Collins Solved by Radon Mitigation Colorado Dangerous radon gas buildup is a common problem in many homes throughout the United States, but Colorado is home to especially high concentrations of radon. In Ft. Collins, three out of four homes have been found to contain radon levels at or above 4 pCi/L, the danger threshold as defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. If you have not yet done so, call SWAT Environmental immediately to test your home’s radon levels; if necessary, they can begin radon mitigation to keep your family safe. You may wonder exactly how radon gas can infiltrate your home in the first place. Radon is a common radioactive gas that is created by the natural atomic decay of uranium found in the soil. This occurs virtually everywhere, but is only dangerous when the gas accumulates in enclosed spaces like homes or [...]