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Friday, March 8, 2013 @ 04:03 PM
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Radon Lung Cancer for Milwaukee Residents

Radon Lung CancerIf you have heard of radon gas before, then you may know of the serious health effects it may cause. Specifically, this gas is known for radon lung cancer. While we often are able to take control of our home safety through having a professional test, and install a mitigation system as needed. This is all great if you own a home in Milwaukee, WI, but many of us rent homes, or apartments, making a radon mitigation system hard to come by. It does not make a lot of sense to invest in a mitigation system if you are planning on moving the following year.

Even though radon lung cancer is a serious health concern in Milwaukee, we do not always take the proper precaution in avoiding this serious problem. Luckily, for many people who rent their home, there may be jurisdiction in place to help reduce the level of radon gas in many homes. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is now making it a requirement that all multi-family homes that are financed through HUD have a radon test.

The American Lung Association Applauds HUD for Radon Lung Cancer Reduction

This is a huge step forward in the process of removing radon gas from homes in the United States. Radon gas affects about one out of every fifteen homes, and this ratio may be much greater in certain areas of the United States. Milwaukee specifically needs to make sure that they test their homes, and it is a big step forward to make sure that all multi-family homes financed through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, are safe. This gas is odorless, and colorless, meaning that radon testing is the only way to determine if you are being negatively impacted by this gas.

Testing for radon gas is only half of the battle. If your Milwaukee home has high levels, you must have an air purification system installed that will help reduce the levels of the gas. A properly installed air purification system can reduce the levels of radon gas by as much as 99%. HUD has now made it a requirement that all homes financed through them that return a high level of radon gas must have a mitigation system installed. S.W.A.T. Environmental has spent years and years perfecting our methods to provide you with the best service possible. We always offer a free quote, and serve the local Milwaukee and surrounding areas.

This is a huge step forward taken by HUD to reduce the amount of radon gas in many rental properties. The American Lung Association even commended the efforts of HUD on improving the quality of the air in rental properties for Milwaukee, and reducing radon lung cancer. Radon lung cancer is the second leading cause of lung cancer, making this an astonishing accomplishment for all in the Milwaukee area.