2015 International Radon Symposium - Saving Lives One Change at a Time

Top Quote The 2015 International Radon Symposium took place September 20-23. SWAT Environmental along with the international radon community joined forces to promote future growth and awareness in the field of radon mitigation. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 20, 2015 - "Be the Radon Change You Want to See" was the theme for the 2015 American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologies symposium (AARST). Radon experts, state officials, and members of the academic community gathered from around the globe to discuss the standards and the future growth of radon mitigation. With the growing awareness of the dangers of radon, it is important to keep up to date with new radon discoveries and experiences from around the world.

    Radon gas can be claimed as the #1 lung cancer cause in non-smokers. You can't see or smell radon gas, causing it to be a silent killer. AARST is dedicated to growing the community of radon experts to help spread awareness and combat the rise of deaths caused by radon poisoning. The AARST members include some of the most knowledgeable experts and industry leaders from around the world.

    Swat Environmental ( was a contributor to the AARST Symposium and a gold level sponsor, the highest level available. SWAT Environmental is the largest operation of Radon Mitigation in the country. Founded in 1988 and installing more than 17,000 radon mitigation systems a year, SWAT brings years of experience and knowledge to the share at the AARST Symposium. On top of the vast knowledge that is provided SWAT also has donated significant funds towards leading causes in the radon community. This year at the AARST Symposium SWAT donated to the following causes; $1,500 to CanSAR, $1,000 to the Gloria Linnertz for Citizens for Radioactive Radon Reduction, $1,000 to a newly found PAC to combat the development of radon issues, and $2,000 to AARST as a gold member sponsor.

    The Vice President of SWAT Environmental, Joe Gelina has stated: "I see the fact that radon is becoming more of an issue. There is a growing awareness that radon is a life threatening poisonous gas. The more awareness that's out there, the more attention it will receive. We would like to see additional laws passed for radon testing, resulting in saving lives and bettering people's health. Radon testing laws starting with schools, home sales, housing inspections, and office spaces would be a great start being that we spend a majority of our time there."

    Radon gas in buildings can easily be corrected using a simple method of radon mitigation. It is highly suggested that everyone have their home and environment tested for radon gases sooner than later.

    For more information on how to complete your testing and solutions to high levels of radon gas you can visit:

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