Lansing, MI (PressExposure) October 19, 2013 -- S.W.A.T Environmental is pleased to announce Radon Awareness Week which will take place from 20-26 October. This important event will inform and educate homeowners and business owners of the dangers of radon. One reason this educational material is being brought out during a week of events is because radon exposure is so dangerous, even lethal, to homeowners and business owners if it is not treated properly.
Many homeowners are not fully aware of the dangers of radon in the home. Radon hazards are not brought forth to the public as well, or as often, as they should be. Radon Awareness Week seeks to change that by sharing important information with the public on the hazards of this dangerous gas as well as information on how to prevent radon from entering the home. For some property owners, knowing the information that will presented can be lifesaving. On the other hand, not knowing these important facts about radon can be deadly.
It is no secret that there are many hazards in the average home or business place. Many of these are easy to detect such as most fire hazards. Radon, however, is not easy to detect. It can be colorless, odorless, and tasteless. This is why many people do not know that they are being exposed to this very dangerous gas.
It has been estimated that nearly 1 home in 15 is affected by radon in some way within the US. Radon is not isolated to one or two regions in the country; it is widespread. It is important to understand that many homeowners and business owners do not know that they are being exposed to this gas. The only reliable way to know if the property is exposed to radon gas is to have the home or business tested.
It should also be known that radon is estimated to be a major cause of lung cancer. It comes in just behind smoking in terms of numbers of those killed or injured. It is truly dangerous and deadly if not treated properly.
Radon Awareness Week will also help consumers learn how to pick the best radon companies and technicians in their geographic area. This information can be useful as most consumers are not familiar with this topic and choosing the best technician can be confusing. Yet, choosing a qualified radon company or technician is crucial to getting the best and most accurate results. Faulty test results can lead to bad decisions, continued exposure to the gas, and added expenses. Working with reliable, trained personnel is the best way to avoid all of these problems.
If you would like to know more about Radon Awareness Week, simply visit the site mentioned. Consumers will find a wealth of useful and important information that can help them learn how to detect this gas if it is in their homes or businesses. Use of the site is free and navigation is fast and easy. The knowledge gained during Radon Awareness Week will be the front line defense for many property owners.
For more information please visit - http://radonweek.org/