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The cold, snowy winter months are fully here, and one of the questions we get asked most often during this time is: are radon levels higher in winter? To answer that question, yes, radon levels in a home tend to be higher during the winter. And those higher levels of radon gas can lead to an increased chance of lung cancer. While indoor radon gas levels are generally higher during winter, sometimes the summer can have higher indoor radon levels. Many factors, both related to seasonal variations and human behavior, affect radon levels. (more…)

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Colorless, odorless radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and causes around 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year. While some have known about the dangers of radon for a long time, the public as a whole has just recently learned about the effects and presence of radon in their homes. We encourage people to test their homes and take action, and today, the Radon-Rid team wants to highlight local efforts to reduce radon gas exposure in communities around the country. (more…)

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  The winter months are just around the corner, and winter means different things to different people. Some think of enjoying the snow by going out skiing or snowboarding, while others prefer to sit by a warm fire with a cup of hot chocolate. Winter also can result in increased radon levels, and is therefore an ideal time for testing. Since radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, testing your home for radon is important. But what exactly makes radon testing in winter smart? What makes winter the ideal time for testing your home for radon? High Radon…

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and while many people and health organizations rightly focus on smoking-related lung cancer, we also want to help spread awareness of radon. Many people in the United States are unaware of radon. But radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and many people, particularly in the Northeast and Midwest regions are susceptible. Radon-Rid encourages you to test your home for radon, and here is why testing is so important. (more…)

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Many people who suffer from various ailments such as arthritis and gout have taken some interesting measures to alleviate their conditions. Those measures? Sitting in decommissioned uranium mines in Montana, drinking radon water, and inhaling radon gas. While many people are unaware of the history of radon gas, the dangers themselves have been known for much longer than one may think. (more…)

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Radon poses a serious threat to thousands of Americans, being the second-leading cause of lung cancer. That threat is the reason that getting your home tested by a professional is essential. But what about removing or preventing radon from entering your home? Radon-Rid explains the various types of remediation systems and how they work. (more…)

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If you are in the market for a new home, you have already considered countless factors. One important yet often overlooked activity is to radon test a new home you are considering purchasing. Radon is an invisible, colorless, odorless gas that seeps into homes from the soil. Radon is radioactive due to being the byproduct of broken-down uranium and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. (more…)

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Radon may be undetectable to human senses, but the gas is still around us so how dangerous is radon gas? Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon gas is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in rocks, soil, and water as a result of thorium and uranium breaking down. Trace amounts of radon are released into the air as those elements break down. Radon can then seep into homes built on natural soil through foundation cracks, slab joints, and the water supply. (more…)

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Ever since the fracking boom has taken off, some are concerned with the effects such a dramatic increase can lead to. One of those concerns is an increase in the levels of radon, which is a deadly gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. Several studies on the subject have sought to find out whether a connection exists, specifically: does fracking increase radon gas risks? (more…)

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