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Friday, November 30, 2012 @ 08:11 PM
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Radon in Colorado Springs, CO

Radon Gas Mitigation and Lung CancerColorado Springs, CO is known for its beautiful landscapes, and what would seem like fresh air. Although we breathe deeply assuming that there is no health risk involved in simply breathing, this may not be the full truth anymore. What comes to mind when you hear the words ‘lung cancer’? Do you think of chain smokers? While D.A.R.E. and other programs often teach us all the dangers of smoking and tobacco, radon gas should be in just as many conversations.

Did you know that more than one out of every seven lung cancer patients were diagnosed with lung cancer not because they ever smoked a single cigarette, but because they had excessive exposure to radon gas? Recent studies have proven that 16% of all lung cancer cases are due to radon gas. Accounting for over 20,000 deaths each year, radon is more dangerous than drunk driving. One out of every fifteen homes has high levels of radon gas, meaning that there is a good chance that several people on your street, or neighborhood need radon gas mitigation.

Radon Gas Forms in Colorado Springs Soil

To greater understand radon gas, let us take a look at how it appears in your home. Radon gas may enter your home through a variety of methods. Regardless of how it enters, it is always formed in the soil. As uranium breaks down, this gas is formed. The process is natural, and therefore cannot be avoided. As the gas forms, it may enter small spaces in your foundation or basement, and essentially be sucked into your Colorado Springs home like a vacuum. Another way the gas may enter is if it finds its way into your water supply. Although it is rare, building materials are also known to contain levels of radon gas.

Radon Gas Mitigation in Colorado Springs

Taking action against radon in your home is the first step to reducing your risk of lung cancer. This gas is both odorless and colorless, meaning that only testing will show whether or not your home truly needs mitigation techniques. Even if your test results show that you do not have excessive levels in your Colorado Springs home, you still may want to have a radon gas mitigation system installed in order to ensure that your home does not have to deal with the risk of lung cancer.

A properly installed radon gas mitigation system may reduce your levels by as much as 99%. Obviously, in order to see these types of results, you must hire a trained professional who has area specific experience, and knowledge as to how to handle specific cases of radon. S.W.A.T. Environmental has over two decades of experience in radon gas mitigation, and is local to Colorado Springs area. This means that we know the proper techniques to handle radon, and have seen and handled nearly every possible case imaginable. Make the smart choice, and call S.W.A.T. Environmental for radon gas mitigation.

S.W.A.T. Environmental - A Division of Air Quality Control Agency
- Colorado SpringsCO80919 USA 
 • 719-632-5900