Thursday, April 18, 2013 @ 04:04 PM
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Radon

Pittston Radon Mitigation Needs In case you missed last month’s update from S.W.A.T. Environmental, there are new updates to HUD regulation that requires radon testing and mitigation appropriately. The full scale of the regulations require that all units in multi-family homes financed through HUD must have a radon test conducted. If tests show that any specific unit has high levels of radon gas, then a Pittston radon mitigation system must be installed to reduce the levels of radon gas. Every year that goes by, more than 20,000 more lives are taken away in the form of lung cancer. How you ask? Radon gas. Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and is responsible of so many deaths each year. If we are to protect the lives of those who we are housing in our multi-family homes, and our own lives, we will need to ensure testing and [...]

Friday, March 8, 2013 @ 02:03 PM
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Radon

Radon Lung Cancer in Pittston, PA If you have ever rented a home or apartment in Pittston, PA, then you probably know that landlords are not always going to provide you with the level of home safety you deserve. What we are referring to more specifically is the reduction of radon lung cancer. Radon lung cancer occurs in many people just like you and me, who were simply not aware of the gas, or did not know of how affordable it is to have a mitigation system installed. If you are renting a home or apartment, then you know that it does not make a lot of sense to invest in the home that you do not own, and will be leaving the following year. Pittston, PA residents can now be thankful of a new policy set in place by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This new [...]

Thursday, February 7, 2013 @ 06:02 PM
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Radon

Reasons for Radon Mitigation in Schools in Pittston When a child leaves home in Pittston, PA and is headed to school, we assume they are going to be safe. With recent tragedies, school safety has come under a watchful eye, yet one of the biggest dangers has been over looked. There is a gas located in these Pittston, PA schools that can cause lung cancer and death in over 20,000 people each and every year. In order to make sure that our students, faculty, and teachers are all protected, we need to have radon mitigation in schools in Pittston, PA. A bill is being proposed which if passed would provide all of the necessary funding for testing and mitigation of public schools. There would be grant funding for schools to have radon testing completed. The reason that testing needs to be done is because this gas can only be detected [...]

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 @ 08:01 PM
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Radon

Protecting Your Pittston Home in Radon Action Month Radon action month is quickly approaching, but are you prepared to take action for your Pittston, PA home? Many Pittston residents are not prepared to take the necessary action, so S.W.A.T. Environmental is providing you with the education you need to take action this radon action month. Radon gas kills over 20,000 people each year, meaning that radon gas kills more people than drunk driving. New research has proven that radon is responsible for approximately 15% of all lung cancer cases. This means that over one out of seven people diagnosed with lung cancer may have never even touched a single cigarette. Even if you have taken all the other precautions to reduce your risk of lung cancer, a mitigation system is a serious need in reducing your risk of lung cancer. Radon forms from the natural process of uranium breaking down. [...]

Monday, December 3, 2012 @ 09:12 PM
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Radon

Pittston, PA Alarmed at Lung Cancer Concerns Pittston residents may assume that lung cancer is only caused by smoking cigarettes, but new studies have proven this to be untrue. Did you know that roughly 16% of all lung cancer cases are actually caused from radon gas? New studies and research have confirmed this sad, but shocking statistic. When patients go to see a doctor, and are diagnosed with lung cancer, it is easy to assume the person has smoked packs of cigarettes religiously. Doctors are often shocked to hear Pittston lung cancer patients claim that they have never touched a single cigarette, but this is becoming more and more common. Statistically, more than one out of every seven patients with lung cancer are diagnosed strictly because of radon gas. Pittston Radon Gas Mitigation Radon gas mitigation in Pittston, PA can help remove radon from your home. Around one out of [...]

Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 08:10 PM
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Pittston Air Quality Observed by EPA There are a lot of health risks in today’s society, but with modern technology, doctors have researched solutions that have proven to save us from these illnesses that used to be deadly. Although technology and research has come a long way, there is still a gap, even in Pittston, PA. Two million people perish every year from poor indoor air quality. Pittston residents should take charge during air quality awareness month, and have an air purification system installed in their home. The EPA has already made an index for us to view the air quality of a given city. This index is commonly known as the air quality index, or AQI. Pittston residents can view the overall air quality of their city by going to the EPA’s website. The air quality index has a scale of zero to five hundred, factoring in carbon monoxide, [...]

Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 07:09 PM
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Pittston, PA Radon Reduction Company Paves Way for Radon Industry For the first time in the history of Inc Magazine, the nation’s leader in business information, a radon reduction company has received recognition for being one of the nation’s fastest growing companies. With a 3,000% increase over the past ten years, it is no wonder that S.W.A.T. Environmental has been more than deserving of this award. According the CFO, S.W.A.T. Environmental is on pace for $12 million in revenue for the year of 2012. While the impacts of our hard work have finally shown, we could not have accomplished the goals we set out without the help of the great residents in the Pittston area. What started out as a dream to provide quality radon reduction across the nation has finally come true. We wanted to rid as many households as possible of this horrible, lung cancer causing gas. What [...]

Thursday, August 30, 2012 @ 08:08 PM
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Radon Testing for Pittston, PA Homes As many Pennsylvania residents have heard, the Penn State community lost a great coach with the death of Joe Paterno. Whether or not you are a Penn State fan, you must respect his legacy and contribution to college football. The saddest part is that his death may have been avoidable with radon testing. Radon has been linked to causing lung cancer, which is the same thing that struck down Joe Paterno. Pittston, and the entire Pennsylvania area may be at a higher risk of this killer natural gas, meaning that it is vital to have radon testing completed on your Pittston home as soon as possible. Many Pittston residents have heard of radon, but many are not aware of the dangers it may cause. It may seep into your house through the foundation or many other ways. You may feel safe if you do [...]

Friday, July 27, 2012 @ 07:07 PM
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Radon in Water in Pittston, Pennsylvania: How to Deal with the Threat? Every living organism needs clean water to sustain life. That is why the consequences are so serious when a water supply becomes polluted with dangerous toxins or poisons. One common water contaminant that can be found in both private and public water supplies across the United States — and especially in the Pittston area — is radon.

 Radon is a tasteless, unscented, and colorless water-soluble radioactive noble gas that generates naturally during the decay of uranium. Typically, it is found in igneous rocks, soil and water. Since it has radioactive properties, radon is deemed to be a threat to human health. More concerning is the fact that it cannot be easily detected without the use of proper testing equipment. This means that radon could be present in your home’s water supply without you ever realizing it. 
The Health [...]

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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The High Cost of Radon as an Unwanted Basement Tenant in Pittston While there are emotional and financial costs associated with relatives moving into a family’s basement, those costs pale in comparison to the havoc that can be associated with having radon as a tenant. According to United States Environmental Protection Agency, radon gas causes an estimated 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year, second only to cigarette smoking. Radon, an invisible, naturally occurring radioactive gas, is formed from the decay of uranium in the soil. The gas then percolates upwards into a home through cracks and holes in its foundation and ends up trapped in its basement, gradually infecting the rest of the house. 

The Importance of Radon Abatement in Pittston 

Radon may be more prevalent in Pittston because of the fact that Pittston is well known for coal mining. In a study conducted by the Environmental Radon Group which [...]