Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 02:06 PM
posted by admin
Radon

The Radon Risk in Pittston, Pennsylvania The average 2010 radon levels in homes located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, where Pittston is located, have been measured at 1.3 pCi/L. The Environmental Protection Agency’s danger cutoff for radon gas is 4.0 pCi/L; you should have your home checked regularly to ensure that it falls below this level. Radon is an odorless gas that emanates out of the ground and can enter buildings through their lowest levels or basements. After smoking, radon is the second most common cause of lung cancer. Pittston’s city officials recommend conducting a test of radon levels every two to five years. Detecting Elevated Radon Levels in Pittston Radon is a naturally formed gas that is a byproduct of the radioactive decay of uranium in the soil. The Environmental Protection Agency has grouped radon testing into two categories: short term and long term testing. Short term radon testing in [...]

Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 02:03 PM
posted by admin
Radon

Means of Radon Mitigation in Pittston, Pennsylvania Radon is a radioactive gas that seeps out of the ground in many parts of the world. The gas often enters a home through the basement, gradually accumulating until it poses a significant danger to its occupants. Residents of much of Pennsylvania, including the Pittston area, should be particularly aware of the dangers of radon gas, since research has demonstrated that Pennsylvania contains some of the highest indoor radon concentrations ever recorded inside a home. In one notorious example, a Pennsylvania power plant employee repeatedly set off radiation alarms at work because of the high radon levels in his home. Even if you believe your home is radon-free, err on the side of caution — have SWAT Environmental test your home and begin radon mitigation if necessary. Of course, simply living in the Pittston region does not necessarily mean that you are certain [...]

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 06:02 PM
posted by admin
Radon

What is Radon Gas and Why Should Pittston Area Residents Be Concerned As a homeowner in the Pittston area, you are probably aware of the various threats that can befall the roof over your head. From fires and floods to theft and property damage, there are many things for Pittston area residents to be aware of and prepared for. But once of the most serious threats to your Pittston area home is something that you cannot even see. If you live in Pennsylvania, you and your family could be at risk from radon gas, and it is important for all area residents to have their properties tested if they have not already done so. Pennsylvania Radon Gas is a Silent Killer One of the things that makes radon gas such a threat to those living in PA is the fact that it is so difficult to detect. You cannot see, [...]

Radon

It’s National Radon Action Month, Have You Tested Your Pittston, Pennsylvania Home for Radon? If you own a home in the Pittston area, you may already be vaguely familiar with the dangers posed by radon gas. After all, radon contamination is a real problem in the entire Pittston area, and you may even know other homeowners who have been affected by this dangerous but invisible radioactive gas. If you have not yet had your Pittston area home tested for radon contamination, you may want to take advantage of National Radon Action Month. The Environmental Protection Agency has recently announced that the month of January is also National Radon Action Month. This announcement is no doubt an attempt to get homeowners in the Pittston area and elsewhere to have their homes tested, since many people do not even realize that they have a problem. Radon Action Month is the Perfect Time [...]

Friday, December 30, 2011 @ 08:12 PM
posted by admin
Radon

Are You Safe From Cancer-Causing Radon? If you reside in Pittston, Pennsylvania, then your home may be contaminated by a radioactive gas known as radon. In fact, residences located in Pittston, Pennsylvania have a higher incidence of radon contamination than those located in many other areas of the country. The presence of high levels of radon can lead to cancer, particularly if the exposure occurs over an extended period of time. Once this noxious gas has been detected in your home, it is important to arrange for radon mitigation services to eliminate the danger it poses to you and your family. Uranium exists beneath the earth’s surface in many locations throughout the United States, including Pittston, Pennsylvania. When uranium begins to decompose, it forms radon, a cancer-causing (carcinogenic) gas. As this noxious gas builds up beneath your Pittston, Pennsylvania home, it looks for a way to escape. Following existing cracks [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 03:10 PM
posted by admin
Radon

The Dangers of Radon in Pennsylvania Residents of Central PA have more reason than most to worry about radon. The same environmental and geological factors that make Pittston, Pennsylvania such a wonderful place to mine coal can also make it a dangerous place to live in terms of radon contamination. That is because radon is often present in high quantities in the bedrock that underlies so many Pittston, PA homes. Those homes, many of which were built in the boom years of the coal industry, are sitting on bedrock. That bedrock often contains small cracks and fissures, and those cracks and fissures can emit the radon trapped in the ground and cause it to leak into those Pennsylvania homes. To make matters worse, many of those same Central Pennsylvania homes have developed small hairline cracks that can emit radon into the basements of those homes. Since radon is a gas, [...]

Thursday, October 27, 2011 @ 03:10 PM
posted by admin
Radon

Radon Poses Serious Health Risks To Pennsylvania Residents Radon gas is a potential cause of lung cancer, even for those who have never smoked. The chances of getting lung cancer increase in smokers exposed to radon. This gas appears in homes in all fifty states, including Pennsylvania. Radon is colorless and odorless, and the only way to know a home has it is to conduct a test. Radon gas testing takes at least two days to several months. 
 
Radon seeps into homes from uranium naturally present in the soil below. In Pennsylvania, three-fourths of the counties in the eastern portion of the state have a moderate risk and the other quarter have a high risk of indoor radon from the local geology, soil type and other factors. Those living in single-floor dwellings and homes with basements are at highest risk for exposure to radon gas, but other homeowners are [...]