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Old 09-19-2013, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Cape Coral, FL
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What is with this hostility?

We live, for 1/2 the year, smack dab in the middle of the Reading Prong, one of the worst radon belts in the country. While I can't speak for FL, it is considered pretty deadly stuff here in PA. The test costs 100-200 dollars and most mitigation systems cost under $1000. If one lives in an area with readings above the recommendation, why on earth would one gamble?
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Ocala
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What is with this hostility?

We live, for 1/2 the year, smack dab in the middle of the Reading Prong, one of the worst radon belts in the country. While I can't speak for FL, it is considered pretty deadly stuff here in PA. The test costs 100-200 dollars and most mitigation systems cost under $1000. If one lives in an area with readings above the recommendation, why on earth would one gamble?
Your absolutely right....the Reading Prong was where radon was initially discovered when a nuclear plant worker purchased a home with elevated radon levels and the radon decay attached to his clothes set off the plant alarms when he went to work.
Why gamble ? Because there are nitwits out there who feel radon is a hoax.....some type of government conspiracy to spread fear into the public.....the same type of illogical mentality that you find with the doomsday bunker building gun nuts who refuse to believe anything the government tells them. You can lead a jackass to science but you can't make them think.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:09 AM
 
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You nitwit.....your asking nonsense. The EPA along with most of the governments of civilized nations on this planet established the guideline of 4.0 pCi/L because it was a balance of what they felt to be a safe number and an achievable number in mitigating.....not because no one will ever come to harm at any number below 4. Clearly that depends on what each individual is predisposed to being affected by.....children are more at risk than adults. Now, if you would like to pose a question that can be answered in black and white ill be happy to provide an answer but let's eliminate the unanswerable nonsense you seem to be prone to asking ?
I generally respect those writers who are educated enough to use proper grammer. "Your" - really? Do you mean "you're?"
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Old 08-21-2014, 01:08 PM
 
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And sccording to this map from City Data. Lee County has less than average incidents of Radon

[url]//www.city-data.com/radon-zones...a/Florida.html[/url]


Seems like the OP has a grudge.
Radon testing in Southwest Florida has become common in Real estate sales compared to 15 years ago. I thought I would perform a couple radon tests a week to buy gas for my boat. Since then (1999) we have performed over 20,000 radon tests. In my humble opinion, one out of two condos in Collier and Lee Counties have elevated radon levels, this includes high rises. Elevated radon levels can be found on the 20th floors. Many argue how about it gets there - pipe chases, elevator shafts or in building materials - but is there.


Method generally used to lower radon levels in Naples and Ft Myers condos (south of Orlando) involve bringing in fresh air. Simply put raise the air pressure and gas doesn't come in. Residential s normally have a lower air pressure than outdoors. Timers are often used since most don't need to run 24/7. A Florida DOH certified radon mitigation specialist can answer any questions about different systems, but you should understand that the systems are different than "up north".

The fresh air systems (for radon) seem to benefit homeowners for other indoor air quality issues like VOC's , furniture, building materials sometime off gas from glues, sealants etc.

A simple and reliable do it yourself radon test kit from radon.com will allow you to find out if your home has elevated radon.

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Old 03-22-2015, 09:56 PM
 
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Thumbs up Checked your radon claims

I contacted the state Radon office in Tallahassee and it was a bit of a hassle getting through. I contacted the Department of Health first, but that was not the office and had to contact Environmental instead. But the results I got from them were just as stated, and there were newer results too. Thanks for the warning.
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:34 PM
 
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I contacted the state Radon office in Tallahassee and it was a bit of a hassle getting through. I contacted the Department of Health first, but that was not the office and had to contact Environmental instead. But the results I got from them were just as stated, and there were newer results too. Thanks for the warning.
I've been living here for over a year. It's a shame I didn't see this before I just renewed my lease. It's bad enough that the management here (Tropical Isles Management) is a complete joke, but now I'm going to probably get health problems. Great. How bad is radon exposure of this sort for a year??

Sail Harbour is the biggest joke in Ft. Myers. Stay away at all costs and don't be stupid like me and not do research on a place you're moving into.
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:53 PM
 
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Other than knowing it's a community, I hadn't even heard of SH until this post.

I quickly saw that HealthyBeach was just grinding an ax. I am sure others who actually have an interest in living there would see just the same.
I live here and had to sign a disclaimer regarding high radon levels. I honestly didn't think much about it at the time. I feel stupid for not looking into it more, just figured it was standard procedure.

I don't think this is about having an axe to grind with anybody, but just letting people know that clearly there's something going on.
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