HUD Mandates Radon Testing & Radon Mitigation with New Policy

Friday, March 8, 2013 @ 02:03 PM
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Radon Lung Cancer in Pittston, PA

Radon Lung CancerIf 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 policy will help alleviate the dangers of radon lung cancer from so many. New regulation set in place will require all multi-family homes that are financed through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be required to have a radon test. Testing is important as this gas cannot be seen or smelled, leaving it essentially undetectable without testing. Additionally, any multi-family home that is financed through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that has test results showing high levels of gas will be required to have a mitigation system installed.

The threat of radon lung cancer in the United States is overwhelming. This gas kills over 20,000 people each year, and is the second leading cause of lung cancer. The American Lung Association is extremely pleased of the efforts of HUD in improving the air quality of so many in Pittston, and across the U.S. It is noted that a new air purification system will not only reduce the amount of radon that people breathe in, but it will also further improve lung health by having improved ventilation, and reduced moisture in the air. If you have not had your Pittston, PA home tested for this gas, you need to test your home as soon as possible. If your home returns high levels of the gas, a mitigation system needs to be installed as well.

HUD Reduces Radon Lung Cancer in Pittston

HUD is actually part of a union of organizations that are dedicated to improving home safety, and the health of homes. This union is between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Environmental Protection Agency, HUD, and the U.S. Department of Energy. Together these organizations are going to be able to accomplish great things. S.W.A.T. Environmental would like to salute HUD, and all of these agencies for their strong stance, and even more valuable action, at improving the safety of homes in Pittston, especially with helping us reduce radon lung cancer.

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