Once a center of commerce, today no lumber, bricks or engines are produced in West Point. Feed for livestock is no longer available for purchase, hay is not baled and the talk of fun at Zieber’s Park is no longer heard. You can’t get a hotel room, there is no general store and the school has vanished. Although the train station and trolley tracks are gone, residents find comfort late at night hearing the train coming through on the old Stony Creek line, the sound softened almost into melody as it fades into the distance. Few know where it has come from or what it’s destination will be, but the train is an important part of West Point history.
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.
West Point still has the Post Office which made the village name official. It is also is the home of the Upper Gwynedd Fire House. It has its own radio station, church, auto repair shop, day care center, and a park with a playground and the area’s only basketball court. It is home to a business center, an eclectic furniture store, an accounting firm, a dance school, a renowned band, a museum-like ironworks gallery, a machine shop, a large tree surgeon company, an auto body shop, a concrete company, a garden center, contractors, landscapers, lawyers and other professional and home-based businesses, not to mention the headquarters and manufacturing plants for Colorcon and Merck & Co. as well as the (in)famous Pizza Time Saloon.
AND… some of the nicest people anywhere. Radon is prevalent in West Point and could be harmful to you and your loved ones.
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Scientific analysis of radon levels in homes in West Point 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 Bucks County homes can be very high. Radon in West Point 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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