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With the colder weather outside, many homeowners plan winter and early spring renovations to capitalize on downtime, enhance their enjoyment of their home, and improve the property's value if they are preparing to sell in the new year. If you are similarly planning on breaking ground and renovating your basement in the coming years, consider the importance of testing radon levels. (more…)

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Radon Exposure is the Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer in the United States Thanks to intensive public awareness campaigns, most Americans know that tobacco smoking is the single biggest cause of lung cancer in the country. Yet, what is less commonly known is how noxious the second-leading cause of lung cancer, radon gas exposure, is. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Surgeon General, radon causes more incidences of lung cancer among non-smokers than second-hand tobacco smoke; radon exposure causes an estimated 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year, of which nearly 3,000 are people who have never smoked.…

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Many homeowners plan winter renovations before spring, whether to enhance their own enjoyment of their homes, or to prepare to sell in the spring. Basements, which offer a host of possibilities for growing and active families, is often a top choice for updates. Renovating and finishing this subfloor area can significantly increase the size of the home, sometimes even doubling a building's usable space, and such a project can substantially increase the building's value. However, basements are prone to a few problems that homeowners should be aware of and test for before they begin renovation plans. One common issue in…

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Oaks, Pennsylvania -- November 28, 2017 – Radon-Rid has launched their newly updated website that provides information about their radon testing and remediation services for homes in southeastern Pennsylvania. The licensed, certified radon reduction specialists at Radon-Rid can help homeowners in Berks County, Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Lancaster County, Lehigh County, Montgomery County, and Philadelphia County to determine the risk that radon poses to their families. Professional testing for levels of radon gas is the surest way of knowing if you are at risk. Homeowners, potential buyers, builders, and real estate brokers should seek effective radon remediation companies…

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When radon gas is inhaled into the lungs, radon decay products become lodged or trapped in the lungs lining, where alpha particles radiate and penetrate the cells of the mucous membranes, bronchi, and other pulmonary tissues. It is believed that it is the ionizing radiation from these alpha particles that affect the bronchial epithelial cells and initiates the process of the carcinogenesis. Radon related lung cancers are mainly seen in the upper airways, however radon increases the incidences of all histological types of lung cancer, including small cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

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Radon is an invisible, odorless and tasteless gas that is a naturally occurring byproduct of uranium. Radon is classified as a Type A carcinogen, the most potent category of cancer-causing agents according to the Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CERTI). There is known safe level of radon exposure, stresses the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and risk increases with prolonged exposure, reports University of Minnesota Environmental Health Sciences (ENHS). Radon levels become elevated in indoor environments, and inhalation of radon has been proven to cause lung cancer. According to ENHS, radon exposure is also associated with other respiratory conditions such…

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Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of uranium found in rocks and soil. When radon levels become elevated in your home, apartment or office it becomes a serious health risk. Did you know that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer among smokers? Testing your home, apartment or office is the only way to know if there is a radon problem. Radon can easily be fixed by one of our certified radon professionals by installing what is called a radon mitigation system…

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Radon and Lung Cancer will be highlighted on the Dr. Oz show on February 10th! Radon is naturally occurring gas that has radioactive properties. Radon is the second most common cause of lung cancer after smoking. Experts recommend you test your home for radon at least once every two years and have a radon remediation or radon mitigation system installed if elevated radon levels are found in your home.

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"The EPA has designated January as National Radon Action Month. In 2010, over 1,900 activities and events were conducted by stakeholders in communities across the country to raise awareness about the health effects of radon exposure, promote radon testing and mitigation and advance the use of radon-resistant new construction." (EPA.gov)

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Learn About Radon Levels in Your County: County Radon Levels Take a few minutes to browse our Get To Know Radon Online Presentation. When your finished, be sure to tell a loved one about our testing programs offered in Bucks, Chester & Montgomery Counties. Also throughout the Southeastern PA and the Tri-State Area. You may also be interested in learning about local communities: Radon Solebury, PA 18963 Radon Coatesville, PA 19320 Radon Hatboro, PA 19040 Radon Bedminster, PA 18910

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Event Category:  Presentation, Workshop, Training, or Lecture Event Date:  01/13/2011 - 11:00am - 11:45am Event Description:  We will provide a brief presentation on radon and present awards to our second place winner in the Florida section of the National Radon Poster contest at Walker Middle School (813) 631-4726 Location 8282 N Mobley Rd Tampa, FL, 33556 Contact Name:  Jorge Laguna Contact Organization:  Florida Department of Health Contact E-mail:  Jorge_Laguna@doh.state.fl.us Contact Phone:  850-245-4288 Event URL:  http://radon.doh.state.fl.us Upcoming Event

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Event Category:  Media Activities Event Date:  01/11/2011 - 1:00am - 01/14/2011 - 8:00am Event Description:  Article about National Radon Action Month Location Decatur, GA, 30032 Contact Name:  Edda Z. Cotto-Rivera Contact Organization:  University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Contact E-mail:  ecrivera@uga.edu Contact Phone:  404-298-4080 Upcoming Event

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Don Coleman, KJCT8 Invisible Gas is Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer Watch this KJCT8 news segment. GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- We have a warning for you about a lung cancer-causing gas that could be lurking inside your home. It's called Radon. The byproduct of decomposing Uranium deep below the earth's surface seeps up through the ground and can become trapped inside your home, especially during the winter. It's the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States right behind smoking. Experts say you should use a test kit to figure out your home's levels. And if they're high,…

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Event Category:  Informational Display Event Date:  01/28/2011 (All day) - 01/30/2011 (All day) Event Description:  The IEMA Radon Program is joining with the American Lung Association at the Springfield, Illinois Home & Builders Show staffing a booth and the ALA..is providing a seminar on radon during this event. Location Springfield, IL Contact Name:  Cindy Ladage Contact E-mail:  cindy.ladage@illinois.gov Contact Phone:  217-785-9889 Event URL:  www.radon.illinois.gov Upcoming Event

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Event Category:  Presentation, Workshop, Training, or Lecture Event Date:  10/21/2010 (All day) Event Description:  Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department in partnership with University of Nebraksa Extension Office conducted an educational workshop for real estate agents in our service area which provided them continuing education hours. The workshop was presented with no cost to the real estate agents, and we provided them with a healthy array of snacks. The goal was to reach 50% of the agents in our service are and we probably got around 70-75 % of them to attend. The feedback was extremely positive and has helped to…

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Event Category:  Other New Category Description:  Newspaper/website article Event Date:  01/02/2011 (All day) Event Description:  Educational article published in the York Daily Record newspaper, Sunday edition, and on the ydr.com website, on January 2, 2011. Location York, PA Contact Name:  Sarah Leib Contact Organization:  Central Penn Radon, Inc. Contact E-mail:  sarah@centralpennradon.com Contact Phone:  717-432-9575 Event URL:  http://www.ydr.com/ci_16982872?IADID=Search-www.ydr.com-www.ydr.com Upcoming Event

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Event Category:  Media Activities Event Date:  12/28/2010 (All day) - 01/31/2011 (All day) Event Description:  An article in the internal newsletter "Connections" which is distributed to all NE Department of Health and Human Services employees. The article discusses National Radon Action Month, the risks of radon, and how to order a radon test kit. Traditionally, this article generates its own significant amount of questions and test kit purchases; hopefully with resulting mitigations if necessary. Location 301 Centennial Mall South Lincoln, NE, 68509 Contact Name:  Derry Stover Contact E-mail:  derry.stover@nebraska.gov Contact Phone:  402-471-6354 Upcoming Event

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Event Category:  Media Activities Event Date:  12/10/2010 (All day) - 01/31/2011 (All day) Event Description:  Newspaper article about the winner of the 2010 Nebraska Radon Poster Contest appeared in the Across the Region section in the December 10th Kearney Hub Newspaper. The headline of the article was "Axtell student wins statewide poster contest." Location Kearney, NE, 68847 Contact Name:  Derry Stover Contact Organization:  Nebraska DHHS Contact E-mail:  derry.stover@nebraska.gov Contact Phone:  402-471-6354 Event URL:  http://www.kearneyhub.com/news/local/article_d015d52a-048e-11e0-8198-001cc4c002e0.html Upcoming Event

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