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

The Importance of Testing for Radon Gas in South Bend, Indiana There are many areas of the country that are battling the effects of radon. South Bend, Indiana is no exception to this rule. Many homeowners today are just beginning to learn about radon gas. The advancement in public awareness has steadily increased over the last twenty years, but there are still many people who are unaware of the danger of exposure to high radon levels. This may be due in part to the fact that radon gas goes unnoticed and undetected by the senses. Radon gas is a naturally formed gas that is created under the ground. Because it is tasteless, odorless and colorless, many people ignore the fact that it could be a threat to their own health and that of their family. However, the truth is that radon gas can be deadly in high amounts. In fact, [...]

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ 03:03 PM
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Radon

Fix Radon Gas Problems in Indiana With Radon Mitigation Radon is a radioactive gas that is classified as a carcinogen — a substance that causes cancer. You are not able to see, taste or even smell radon gas. However, when it is present in your home, you and your family are at an increased risk for lung cancer and other health problems. In fact, radon gas is one of the leading causes of lung cancer in the United States. Some homes in South Bend have been found to have to contain excessively high levels of radon gas. When uranium in soil, rocks and water breaks down, it creates radon gas; the gas can then enter your house through cracks in the foundation or basement, where its levels continue to rise. To find out if this is true of your home, you will need to have it tested; if you find [...]

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

Indiana Radon Gas Mitigation Finding out that your Indiana area home has high levels of radon gas is frightening to say the least. Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer, so the danger to Indiana area residents is very real. Until you have your home tested for radon, you can never truly know that your family is not at risk. If you have not yet had your South Bend area home tested for radon, now is the perfect time to do so. If the results of the testing shows only normal background levels of radiation, you do not have anything to worry about. If the testing shows that your home does have high levels of radon gas, you have some important decisions to make. Radon Mitigation Indiana for South Bend Residents There are several different ways to mitigate a radon problem in a South Bend area home. [...]

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 @ 07:01 PM
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Radon

National Radon Action Month – Have Your South Bend Home Tested For Radon If you live in the South Bend area, you may already know that radon is a threat to your health and the health of your family, but you may not realize just how dangerous that threat can be. In fact, the threat posed to South Bend area homeowners by radon gas is so severe that the Environmental Protection Agency has recently announced that January will be celebrated as National Radon Action Month. If you have not yet had your South Bend area home tested for radon, now is the perfect time to check the air inside your house for this colorless and odorless radioactive gas. Radon can seep into your South Bend home in many different ways, but it often enters through tiny cracks in the foundation or the basement walls. Since radon is a gas, it [...]

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 @ 06:12 PM
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Radon

Vapor Intrusion in South Bend, Indiana If your commercial business is located in South Bend, Indiana, then you have a greater risk of vapor intrusion occurring on your premises. While vapor intrusion commonly occurs throughout the United States, businesses located in South Bend, Indiana are at greater risk of this insidious situation. Once vapor intrusion occurs, it becomes necessary to implement mitigation procedures to alleviate its occurrence and safeguard your employees from harm. What is vapor intrusion? Vapor intrusion refers to the infiltration of specific toxic or carcinogenic gases within a building. These gases seep into the building from contaminated ground or ground water. They typically enter through cracks or deep crevices in the building’s foundation or the lower portions of the walls. The gases can also enter the building through the entry points of the utilities since slight openings commonly exist at these access points. During vapor intrusion, the [...]

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 08:10 PM
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Radon

Radon Testing is Required by Law When it comes to radon testing, few things are as important as testing school buildings for contamination. High levels of radon gas in school buildings can put hundreds, or even thousands, of people at risk. If the school buildings where the teachers work have high levels of radon contamination, that radon could put those educators at risk of lung cancer and other serious long-term health consequences. The same is true of the children that come to those school buildings every day to learn and prepare for their futures. Those children can be at particular risk due to their young ages, so testing their school buildings for radon is absolutely essential. In South Bend, Indiana, radon tests on school buildings and other places where children gather are required by law. Federal, state and local regulations often dictate that school buildings be tested for radon at [...]

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 @ 08:10 PM
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Radon

Radon Poses a Serious Threat to Your Health If you live in the Midwest of the country, you should take steps to protect your Indiana home from the dangers posed by radon. This radioactive gas is present everywhere in the environment, and it can pose a significant health risk to those living in South Bend, Indiana. In fact, radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the central part of the country, second only to cigarette smoking. If you live in the South Bend, Indiana, you need to pay attention to this potential health risk. In fact radon has become such a serious threat in Indiana that many real estate contracts now require that a radon test be conducted as a condition of the sale. If you are selling your home, you may be required to have your house tested for high levels of radon, and you [...]