Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 07:06 PM
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Radon

Believe it or not, more people die each year in Minneapolis from high levels of a radioactive gas called radon than from drunk driving. You cannot see radon gas, and you cannot smell it, but it exists at dangerously concentrated levels all over the Minneapolis region — with potentially deadly consequences.   How Are High Radon Levels Dangerous?   Radon is a gas that originates far beneath the ground; it then seeps up through cracks and breaks in the bedrock into the ground water and into the soil. Eventually it can rise into a home through cracks in foundation, potentially reaching dangerously accumulated levels.   Like many gases, it is colorless and odorless, and once it seeps into the air and begins to decay it can be deadly. When radon decays it produces tiny particles called radon daughters that have been proven to contribute to lung cancer when inhaled.   How [...]

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ 05:03 PM
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Radon

Radon Gas and MN Radon Mitigation In Minneapolis, roughly one out of three homes will have radon levels that could become a serious health risk to the people who live there. Therefore, you may be wondering what exactly radon gas is. The simple answer is that radon is a radioactive gas that cannot be seen or smelled, but that can enter your house from the ground. Technically, radon gas is present almost everywhere; however, it becomes a problem when it grows to concentrated levels inside an enclosed home. One of the reasons that Minneapolis has such a problem with radon gas is because of the region’s geology, which produces an ongoing supply of radon. However, this is not a problem if you check your home’s radon levels regularly, and deal with any developing problems before they become serious. Forgetting to do so could be a deadly mistake. SWAT Environmental Radon [...]

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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Radon

What Every Minneapolis Area Resident Needs to Know About Radon Gas No matter where you live in the Minneapolis area, you need to be concerned about radon gas. Radon is an invisible threat, but it is also a very serious one. Unless you have already had your Minnesota home tested for radon, you can never really know that your family is not at risk. Exposure to radon gas has some serious repercussions for those who live in the Minneapolis area. Health experts point out that radon exposure is the second leading cause of deaths from lung cancer for those who smoke, and the number one cause for those who have never smoked. Another thing that makes radon such a threat to those in the Minneapolis area is the fact that prolonged exposure means an even higher risk to health. That means the longer you and your loved ones are exposed [...]

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 @ 06:01 PM
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Radon

Have Your Home Tested for Radon During National Radon Action Month Some residents of the Minneapolis area are still under the mistaken impression that radon is only a problem for those who live in the northeast part of the United States. In fact, radon is a problem around the entire country and around the globe, and that means that Minneapolis area homeowners are very much at risk. The problem of radon is such a serious one that the World Health Organization estimates that it is responsible for up to 20,000 deaths from lung cancer every single year, and up to 100,000 lung cancer deaths around the world. There is little reason to think that the numbers would be any different for residents of the Minneapolis area, so it is important to get your home tested for contamination as soon as you can. Radon Action Month is the Best Time to [...]

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

Minneapolis, Minnesota Business Owners Beware of Vapor Intrusion If you do business in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area, you need to be aware of and prepared for the problem of vapor intrusion. Vapor intrusion takes place when the contaminants trapped in the soil under your commercial building and the water running into it are contaminated with volatile organic compounds, heavy metals, petroleum products and other potentially hazardous materials. Over time, those contaminants seep into the living space of the factories, warehouses, storage buildings, offices and other commercial facilities you operate within the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. That contamination can really put your employees at risk, since many of the materials implicated in vapor intrusion also play a role in various health problems. Unless you have your Minneapolis, Minnesota area business tested for vapor intrusion, you can never really know whether or not your employees and your livelihood are at risk. It is [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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Radon

Radon Risks for Carver County Homeowners The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that some 21,000 Americans die each year from lung cancer due to breathing radon-polluted air. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer for Americans who do not smoke, and the second leading cause of deaths due to lung cancer in Americans who do smoke. If anyone in the household smokes in a home where high levels of radon are present, risks to respiratory health increase significantly. So what is radon? You won’t be able to see, smell, or taste the radon in your Minneapolis, Minnesota home—it’s an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas, the product of decaying radium in rock and soil. Radium is itself a product of decaying uranium under the ground, so anywhere uranium is present in the geology of an area, the threat of radon emission rises. How does Carver County stand in terms of indoor [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 07:10 PM
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Radon

What Minnesota Homeowners Need to Know About Radon According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the air in your Minnesota home may be hazardous to your health due to radon. If your home was built on property with deposits of uranium underground and your structure was not sealed properly, radon may be seeping into your residence. This undetectable gas—the result of uranium decay—is generally harmless when emitted into outdoor air, but when radon is trapped inside your home, it poses a threat to respiratory health. The EPA reports that more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year are attributable to radon, and many more Americans are at risk for damage to their lungs because of the radon levels in their homes. Minneapolis Minnesota is Invested With Radon Minnesota, like much of the northern Midwest, has significant underground uranium deposits that are constantly in [...]