Thursday, June 21, 2012 @ 03:06 PM
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Radon

If you live anywhere in South Carolina, you should be familiar with the potential threat posed by high radon levels. That is why radon testing is usually a part of the process preceding a house purchase in this area. While radon is a natural byproduct of uranium in the soil breaking down, here in the Greenville area, it can also be created by the nuclear reactors that produce energy. Therefore, radon gas can be found all around this area, in the soil, the air and the water. It seeps up through the ground through cracks of any size in the foundation to enter and concentrate inside homes. Studies now show that living with high radon levels can be very harmful to your health. What are the Effects of High Radon Levels? Detecting radon requires specialized equipment since the gas is colorless and odorless. Lung cancer is one of the most [...]

Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 03:03 PM
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Radon

Radon Gas in South Carolina Poses Huge Health Risks. Radon Mitigation is a Must! The Environment Protection Agency, or EPA, has reported that nearly one out of every 15 homes and commercial sites are contaminated with some level of radon gas. Greenville has the highest risk of indoor radon contamination compared to the rest of South Carolina. Of course, this does not necessarily mean that every building in Greenville will definitely contain dangerous levels of radon gas; it simply means that since this area is part of an EPA radon zoning location, radon testing would be a sensible idea. You can choose from both “passive” radon testing or “active” radon testing. Active radon tests require electronic devices that maintain a reading of radon levels in a building, while a passive test is a one-time radon reading only. For a truly accurate result, however, you should have a professional test performed [...]

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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Radon

Radon Gas Testing for Residents of Greenville, South Carolina If you’ve been watching the news lately, you may have heard talk about radon gas and the fact that long-term exposure can cause non-small cell lung cancer. In fact, certain areas of the United States are more likely to have their homes infiltrated by this radioactive gas than other locations. This is true for the Greenville, South Carolina area. What is Radon Gas? When uranium, which is found in the soil of much of the United States, starts its natural decaying process, radon gas is created. As radon is formed, it searches for somewhere to go, following along nooks and crannies deep beneath the earth until it emerges either into the air or into someone’s home. Radon can get into a building simply by following and entering cracks in the foundation or walls, holes in the foundation, ground-level windows, or apertures [...]

Radon

Is Your Greenville, South Carolina Home Safe From Radon? It’s National Radon Action Month The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has chosen the month of January as National Radon Action Month in an effort to make people more aware of the dangers of radon contamination. Along with the U.S. Surgeon General, the EPA is urging residents of Greenville to obtain a radon test kit and have their home tested for this deadly radioactive gas during National Radon Action Month. January is the perfect time to do so simply because most people spend more time indoors at this time of the year, increasing their exposure to this gas if it is present in their Greenville area home. Radon is odorless, tasteless, and colorless, so there isn’t any way to know that it is present within your Greenville area home unless you have your property tested for it. Radon is created beneath the [...]

Friday, December 16, 2011 @ 09:12 PM
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Radon

Business Owners in Greenville, South Carolina Need to be Aware of Vapor Intrusion No matter where your commercial building is located in the United States, the possibility of ground contamination seeping into your home exists. In some cases, radon gas is the only culprit, but in many other instances, a number of additional volatile chemicals can intrude the air space within your building. When this occurs, it is known as vapor intrusion. Generally, this type of vapor intrusion results as one or more potentially dangerous chemicals seep up from beneath the building and enter its air supply. The vapors can come from pollutants that have contaminated either the ground or the ground water. If the vapors remain trapped in your building, they pose a serious health risk for anyone working within the building and strategies must be taken to remove them. The Dangers of Vapor Intrusion in Greenville, South Carolina [...]

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 @ 04:11 PM
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Radon

The Importance of Testing for Radon Contamination in Greenville, South Carolina 
Greenville, South Carolina may be at risk of radon exposure. High levels of radon gas in homes can put hundreds, or even thousands, of people at risk. If common room areas have high levels of radon contamination, that radon could put entire families at risk of lung cancer and other serious long-term health consequences. The same is true of the children that come to visit a friend. Those children can be at particular risk due to their young ages, so testing their your home for radon is absolutely essential. In many parts of the country, radon tests on school buildings and other places where children gather are required by law. Why should your home be any different? With your family spending most of their time at home, you would not want to put them in harms way for most [...]

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

Why Greenville, South Carolina Residents Need to Test Their Homes for Radon Those in the southern part of the country, including people who live in South Carolina, often think that radon problems are confined to those who live in more northern climates. But the truth is that radon can strike everywhere, even in South Carolina. If you are a South Carolina resident, you do need to worry about this dangerous radioactive gas, and you do need to have your home tested for radon contamination. Greenville, South Carolina is at Risk of Radon Radon can get into your home through a number of sources, including the bedrock that lies underneath your Greenville, South Carolina home. Every day, as your family goes about its business, that radon gas could be seeping into your home and building up to toxic levels. Over time, those high levels of radon can harm your health and [...]