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Archive for June 2019

Air Quality in the Home

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

Radon Can't Smell It.

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.

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

Radon Action

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

Radon

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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