On January 1, 1946, the Township of Upper Dublin was created, and in doing so, encompassed Fort Washington along with nine other communities. Parts of Fort Washington were also incorporated into Whitemarsh Township.
Radon is a radioactive gas that results from the natural breakdown of uranium found in trace amounts in soil, rock, and water. Radon is the main source of our exposure to all radiation. The US Surgeon General and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have determined that radon is second only to smoking as a leading cause of lung cancer. Testing for Radon is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon.
The primary center of business and industry in the Township is the Fort Washington Office Park, which occupies 536 acres (2.2 km²) and contains six million square feet (560,000 m²) of building space. There are more than 65 buildings of various sizes up to 658,535 square feet (61,000 m²). The park contains the offices of over one-hundred different companies, including Honeywell, Aetna, AccuWeather, Eastern National, Genworth Financial and a suburban campus of Temple University. It also contains the corporate headquarters of Johnson & Johnson division McNeil Consumer & Specialty Pharmaceuticals, marketers of over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals including Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin IB (ibuprofen) products. Their building is based on a 110 acre (450,000 m²) site and has a workforce of 2,600 employees. The office park was also home to the corporate headquarters of CDNOW, the pioneering online music retailer. It is also home to a branch of The Paul Green School of Rock Music. In recent years, the Fort Washington Office Park has experienced a vacancy rate higher than that of other commercial/industrial parks in the region, due in some part to problems with flooding. Even if you’re not aware of it, radon is prevalent in Fort Washington.
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Scientific analysis of radon levels in homes in Fort Washington and many other Pennsylvania cities have found that 10% or more of homes contain dangerous levels of radon. Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can be removed from the house though radon mitigation.
On average, 20,000 Americans die each year from radon exposure. Most of the exposure happens in their own home, where radon has a chance to build up over time because it is trapped by the walls and foundation. The percentage of radon contamination in Montgomery County homes can be very high. Radon in Fort Washington affects on average 10-40% of all homes.
Contact a professional today about your home. Radon testing can verify that you are living in a safe environment, and if not Radon mitigation specialists can help you make your home safe for your family.
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