Archive for March, 2013
HUD Regulates Radon Lung Cancer in South Bend
South Bend, IN residents should be excited for the new regulation being put into place by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The new policies in place will be able to ensure that every multifamily home, and its tenants, are safe as long as the home is financed through HUD. This is great news as often tenants have little say in the maintenance or upkeep of a home, let alone the safety or removing any health hazards.
In case you are not aware, radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and kills numerous people in the form of lung cancer every year. The need for mitigation and testing is overwhelming, yet often the need goes unanswered, especially for those in multifamily homes. Multifamily home tenants in South Bend often do not get the final say in whether or not a home should have certain repairs or improvements. Landlords often deem whether or not a home should have radon mitigation, and because landlords are not the ones occupying a South Bend multifamily home, there is not always a mitigation system installed.
Despite the numerous factually reports about radon gas, up until now it has been unregulated whether or not a home has a mitigation system. A team of dedicated departments known as the Federal Healthy Homes Work Group is responsible for helping improve these homes. Combined, they will help reduce radon lung cancer through regulation that is created to reduce radon lung cancer. The members of the group include the U.S. Department for Housing and Urban Development, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Environmental Protection Agency. All of these organizations combine to create a great team that will surely improve the safety and health of all homes in South Bend, and across the United States.
Radon Lung Cancer in South Bend, Indiana
Radon gas is formed from the uranium which is naturally occurring in the soil beneath your South Bend home. As high concentrations of this uranium break down, they will form radon gas. In a gaseous state, it can enter through your foundation, through the water supply, and in rare cases radon is even in the building materials of your home. Regardless of how it got there, it is a tremendous effort from HUD to reduce radon gas levels by making a mandatory test and mitigation system to all HUD financed multifamily homes.
The American Lung Association could not be happier as this now provides the much needed regulation to reduce radon gas in many homes. As a byproduct of mitigation systems, there should also be a reduction of other lung ailments and diseases as an air purification system provides ventilation and reduction of excess moisture or other gas in South Bend, IN homes. Give a large round of applause for the amazing work and success in the steps forward our nation is going in part by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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