New Radon Testing & Radon Mitigation Policy Passed by HUD

Friday, March 8, 2013 @ 03:03 PM
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Radon Lung Cancer’s Effects on Greenville, SC

Radon Lung CancerRecent adjustments to policies by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will make homes in Greenville, SC a lot safer for many. These new changes taking place will safeguard homes from radon lung cancer. If you have ever heard of radon gas before, then you may be aware of the extensive damage it causes to the lives of so many. Over 20,000 people perish each year because of radon gas, making it one of the most serious concerns for our nation in regard to home safety.

Radon lung cancer affects many of us. One out of fifteen homes have high levels of radon gas, meaning that there is a good chance that your home may be affected. Before you can take control of your home, you will need to test your home. Radon is both odorless, and colorless, which means that you cannot determine if you are in need of mitigation or not without a test. Avoid radon lung cancer, and make sure that your home is tested and mitigated accordingly.

If you are renting a home, we know that you may not always be able to afford the necessary safety installments needed. It does not make sense to invest in a property you are renting, and will not own at the end of the year. Fortunately, there has been action taken by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that will make it much safer for anyone renting a home.

Action against Radon Lung Cancer in the Greenville, SC Area

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, has changed its policy to improve the health of its homes. Any multi-family home that is financed through HUD must have a radon test. If the radon indicates dangerous levels, and possible radon lung cancer, a mitigation system must be installed. This regulation will greatly improve the health of many in Greenville, SC, and across the nation.

This effort from HUD comes from a movement that it is involved in much greater than itself. HUD is a member of the Federal Healthy Homes Work Group which is comprised of other organizations such as the U.S. Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Together, these organizations are able to combine their skill sets to making homes safer throughout the nation.

It is important to point out how delighted the American Lung Association is about the recent steps taken by HUD. The American Lung Association points out that not only will there be a reduction in radon lung cancer, but an overall improvement in lung health. Air purification systems are able to increase the ventilation of the Greenville, SC home, and reduce the excess moisture. S.W.A.T. Environmental is very pleased with the actions taken, and looks forward to removing radon gas from many homes in Greenville, SC.

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