Archive for December, 2012
Framingham Residents Concerned of Lung Cancer
As a resident of Framingham, Massachusetts, you probably assume that lung cancer is only for those who have been smoking multiple packs of cigarettes per day. Recent studies have shown that this is not the truth. Shockingly enough, 16% of all lung cancer cases are caused by radon gas. Think about this possible scenario: you go through your whole life never touching tobacco, only to find out that you are diagnosed with lung cancer, which has a high mortality rate. Your children and family members are shocked by this diagnosis, and do not understand. This scenario is becoming a reality for a growing population of America.
Radon gas mitigation is a proven and effective method to reducing your risk of cancer by removing the radon gas in your Framingham home. As mentioned previously, over one out of seven of those diagnosed with lung cancer are caused by radon gas. Doctors have suggested that radon gas may be one of the top ten contributing materials to cancer. Unlike pesticides, chemicals in your food, and other processes that are debated of whether or not they cause cancer, there is true concrete evidence showing a link to cancer of radon gas. The EPA has even deemed radon to be dangerous, and recommends testing your home.
Radon Gas Mitigation in Framingham
Framingham residents need to know the cause of radon gas to understand the process of radon gas mitigation. Radon gas is naturally forming from Uranium breaking down in the soil beneath or around your Framingham home. As the gas forms, it may enter your water supply, or it may seep into the foundation. Your home essentially works as a vacuum sucking in the dangerous gas. Once in your home, the concentrations may only rise as more and more gas forms. Radon gas mitigation is the proven method to reducing your levels.
20,000 people die each year because of lung cancer caused by radon gas. Consulting with a professional is your best option in protecting yourself and your family from lung cancer. In order to determine your threat level, radon testing provides a numerical number of the concentrations of gas in your home. From your testing results, you will know whether or not a radon gas mitigation system is needed. Often it is recommended regardless of your levels for a preventative measure.
When seeking a professional, ensure that the company you are choosing for radon gas mitigation knows what they are doing. S.W.A.T. Environmental has decades of experience specializing specifically in radon gas mitigation, meaning we know all the options your Framingham home has to effectively reduce your levels by as much as 99%. We also specialize in methods to keep the system hidden, and least visible as possible as to not hurt the aesthetics of your home. Do the right thing today, and contact us to protect the health of yourself and family.
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