Friday, June 22, 2012 @ 08:06 PM
posted by admin
Radon

The Health Impact of Beckley’s Radon Gas Beckley, along with thousands of other cities nationwide, has a radon problem. Radon is a radioactive gas that is caused by the breakdown of the uranium found naturally in the soil. The resulting gas from the uranium’s decay is colorless, odorless and tasteless, but it is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States; only smoking is responsible for more lung cancer cases. The national average radon levels outside is 0.4 pCi/L (picocuries per liter), with average inside levels of 1.3 pCi/L. Beckley’s average inside level is between 2.0 and 4.0 pCi/L, which is in the moderate range. The higher the concentration of radon levels in your home, the higher your risk of resulting health problems. As time goes by, the chances of health problems developing from the radon increases further. What Causes Radon Levels to Rise in a Home [...]

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ 03:03 PM
posted by admin
Radon

Solve Radon Gas Problems with Radon Mitigation Radon gas is a naturally occurring part of Beckley, Virginia’s environment. However, just because radon is produced in nature does not change the fact that it is still dangerous and potentially deadly. This is especially true if it escapes the ground and collects inside your home. Once there, it can lead to all sorts of harmful health condition, or, if the exposure levels are sufficiently high and long lasting, even to the death of those residing in the house. Fortunately, even though radon has no color, taste or scent, there are ways that you can protect your home from the gas’s health impact. Call SWAT Environmental for West Virginia Radon Mitigation If you suspect that your home has fallen victim to a radon invasion, you should have a qualified professional test your house’s radon levels. Even significant levels of radon gas can be [...]

Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 08:02 PM
posted by admin
Radon

West Virginia Residents Have Your Home Tested for Radon Gas No matter where you live or what type of home you own, it is important to have the property tested for radon gas. Radon is a threat throughout the entire country, including in West Virginia. If you have not yet had your property tested for radon, now is the perfect time to act. It is important to keep in mind that radon is invisible to the naked eye, so there is no way to tell whether or not it is already present in your home. Radon gas is also colorless and odorless, so there is no way to detect it on your own. SWAT Environmental – Beckley, WV Radon Gas Testing Company Since radon gas is so difficult to detect, it is important to look for a company that specializes in detecting the gas inside your home. SWAT Environmental has [...]

Radon

Test Your Home In West Virginia For Radon Action Month If you have not yet had your Beckley area home tested for radon contamination, now is the perfect time to act. The Environmental Protection Agency recently decreed that January is National Radon Action Month, so you can expect to see plenty of public service announcements, as well as lots of ads from radon testing and mitigation services. If you are a resident of the Beckley area, you may already know that radon is a serious threat to your health and the health of your family, but you may not realize the full scope of the danger. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that radon gas is responsible for some 15 percent of lung cancer cases. That equates to some 20,000 deaths from lung cancer just in the United States, and some 100,000 deaths worldwide. If you live in the [...]

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 @ 04:12 PM
posted by admin
Radon

Commercial Buildings and Vapor Intrusion Commercial buildings located throughout the United States, and particularly in Beckley, West Virginia, are at significant risk of vapor intrusion. This is a serious condition that contaminates the quality of the building’s indoor air and places the employees who work at that location at risk of developing life-threatening illnesses, including respiratory conditions and cancer. The most efficient way to determine whether or not a building has indoor pollutants stemming from vapor intrusion is to have it professionally tested and assessed for known contaminants. What exactly is vapor intrusion? Why is your building exposed to it? Vapor Intrusion (VI) involves the presence of toxic gases within a building’s indoor air. The vapors enter the building through cracks or crevices in the foundation, the lower portion of the walls, or the openings of entry points for utilities such as electricity and water supply. The vapors or gases [...]

Radon

What Beckley, West Virginia Residents Need to Know About Radon Testing and Remediation Beckley, West Virginia is coal country, and this part of the country is known for its rich cultural heritage and its rich natural resources, and radon. But that richness can come at a high cost. West Virginia is also home to some of the highest levels of radon in the country, and that can spell bad news, and danger, for Beckley, West Virginia residents and their homes. What is Radon? Why is it Dangerous? Radon is a colorless and odorless gas, meaning that it could be present in your West Virginia home without your even knowing it. Radon is also a radioactive gas, and that means that it could potentially harm yourself, your family members and any others who enter your home. In fact, radon is one of the most serious heath hazards facing residents of West [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 06:10 PM
posted by admin
Radon

Beckley, West Virginia Radon Mitigation
 Beckley, West Virginia radon is common in the eastern States. Those who work in poorly ventilated occupational environments such as coal mines, plants, and factories are more likely to be exposed to radon. Also, poorly ventilated West Virginia homes are at risk according to Beckley, West Virginia radon research. West Virginia radon statistics show that all homes, regardless of the surrounding radon results, should be tested for elevated levels. Area Specific Radon Concerns For Beckley, West Virginia Beckley, 

West Virginia radon concerns tend to focus around the influence it has on coal miners, due to the abundance of this particular vocation in the state. Radon is the heaviest noble gas. Rather than lift a balloon like when inflated with helium or hydrogen, a balloon filled with radon will hit the floor like a ball. This comes into West Virginia radon concerns because a coal mine [...]