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THE TRUTH ABOUT RADON...
Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, you’re at high risk for developing lung cancer. Some scientific studies of radon exposure indicate that children may be more sensitive to radon. This may be due to their higher respiration rate and their rapidly dividing cells, which may be more vulnerable to radiation damage.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and the Surgeon General’s Office have estimated that as many as 20,000 lung cancer deaths are caused each year by radon. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon induced lung cancer costs the United States over $2 billion dollars per year in both direct and indirect health care costs. (Based on National Cancer Institute statistics of 14,400 annual radon lung cancer deaths – Oster, Colditz & Kelley, 1984).
Should you test for radon?
Radon is a national environmental health problem. Elevated radon levels have been discovered in every state. The US EPA estimates that as many as 8 million homes throughout the country have elevated levels of radon. Current state surveys show that 1 home in 5 has elevated radon levels.
Can you fix a radon the problem?
City testing of Chicago homes with water meters found nearly 1 in 5 sampled had brain-damaging lead in their tap water, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s water commissioner acknowledged Thursday that the city continued installing new meters after learning about the alarming results in June. Disclosure of the previously secret study of 296 metered homes comes…Read More
The results are in. Hillsborough County schools have been testing for radon in your children’s classroom after our I-Team revealed that the district had not tested for the radioactive gas in 20 years. The EPA recommends testing every five years. Investigator Adam Walser has the results and talked to the man in charge of overseeing the…Read More
Real Inspection Services Can Professionally Test Day Cares for Radon. Call (312) 270-0500 or Book A Radon Test Below. State launches program to test day cares for radon gas – TheIndyChannel.com Indianapolis, IN The federal Environmental Protection Agency estimates one in five schools has a classroom with dangerous levels of radon— a carcinogen you can’t see or smell.…Read More
INDIANAPOLIS—Call 6 Investigates has uncovered that most Indiana schools do not test for radon gas, a carcinogen known to cause lung cancer, despite federal recommendations that all schools test at least once every five years. Radon is a radioactive, naturally occurring gas that seeps into buildings from the surrounding soil. It’s the number one cause…Read More
Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. will retest some schools with rooms showing elevated radon levels to determine if new air-handling equipment has corrected the problem. Superintendent Jim Roberts said BCSC will spend about $8,500 to bring Alliance Environmental Group Inc., Indianapolis, to recheck several rooms at 10 schools or school buildings that five years ago tested…Read More
A naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the ground and can seep into enclosed spaces at cancer-causing levels like homes and schools according to the Environmental protection agency. WASHINGTON – A cancer-causing gas could be going undetected in local schools because of inconsistencies in state laws that require some school systems to test but…Read More
Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation officials are planning a second round of radon testing for district buildings later in October. BCSC tested for radon in 2013 and found rates in several buildings to be above the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended level of 4.0 picocuries per liter (pCi/L), the measurement of how much radon exists in the air. Superintendent…Read More
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