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THE TRUTH ABOUT RADON...

What is 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?

Testing for radon is the only way to know your home’s radon levels. There are no immediate symptoms that will alert you to the presence of radon. It typically takes years of exposure before any problems surface. The US EPA, Surgeon General, American Lung AssociationAmerican Medical Association, and National Safety Council recommend testing your home for radon because testing is the only way to know your home’s radon levels.

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?

If your home has high concentrations of radon there are ways to reduce it to acceptable levels. Most radon problems can be fixed by a do-it-your selfer for less than $500. If you want or require the assistance of a professional you may wish to look at the list of certified radon mitigators for your state.

We offer Environmental Testing in Chicagoland and Southern Wisconsin area:

We offer Environmental Testing in Chicagoland and Southern Wisconsin area:

Radon Testing, Radon Inspection, Air Quality Testing, Mold Testing, Water Testing
Air Quality in the Home
June 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Indoor air quality can be worse than most people believe, but there are things you can do about it. Indoor air quality is generally worse than most people believe, but there are things you can do about it.    Some Quick Facts: Indoor air quality can be worse than that of outdoor air. Problems can arise…

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Why homeowners should test for this cancer-causing chemical
June 17, 2019

You can’t see it, you can’t smell it, but it could kill you. Radon, an invisible, radioactive gas, is the second leading cause of lung cancer. You can’t see it, you can’t smell it, but it could kill you. Radon, an invisible, radioactive gas, is the second leading cause of lung cancer. You might think…

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Radon, what you should know.
June 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

EPA Recommendations The EPA recommends: If you are buying a home or selling your home, have it tested for radon. For a new home, ask if radon-resistant construction features were used and if the home has been tested. Fix the home if the radon level is 4 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher. Radon levels less…

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Clearing the air from the impacts of radon in Garfield County
June 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Garfield County offers free test kits and workshops to residents; Homes with results above the “action limit” should consider mitigation Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. after smoking, and the radioactive gas could be present in local homes and buildings at alarming levels. According to the Garfield County Environmental…

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More radon testing to begin this fall in East Aurora school buildings; no immediate health concerns, officials say
June 5, 2019

Eight East Aurora School District buildings that reported above-normal radon levels will undergo long-term testing to determine if the gas levels detected are a concern. The follow-up radon testing will take longer than the testing conducted earlier in the year, school district officials said at Monday’s school board meeting. The testing would begin at the…

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Radon tests are in after I-Team exposes district didn’t test for radioactive gas for decades
June 5, 2019

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…

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Air Quality Testing and New study details outcomes from long-term environmental justice partnership
May 29, 2019

by University of Pittsburgh Volunteers ride bikes mounted with air particulate counters through the East For the past 40 years, research has proven that people of color, low-income communities and ethnic minorities suffer the effects of environmental contamination more than other communities. The Flint, Mich., water crisis and the Dakota Pipeline protests serve as national examples…

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Advocates Want Tougher Water Testing For Toxic Chemicals
May 28, 2019

An environmental advocacy group lists Bloomington among more than 600 locations across the United States whose water may be contaminated with a highly toxic compound, while city officials maintain the city’s water is safe. The Environmental Working Group recently released a report which indicated Bloomington tested positive for trace levels of PFAS (Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances). The…

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Testing radon levels in schools, did mitigation at eight schools
May 28, 2019

LPS testing radon levels in schools, did mitigation at eight schools Lincoln Public Schools has tested 36 of its schools for radon gas levels over the past school year, eight of which had levels that required some mitigation. Operations Director Scott Wieskamp said in each case where levels were higher than 4.0 picocuries per liter…

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City tests confirm some Chicago homes with water meters have lead in tap water
May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

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…

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