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Radon gas is a big source of concern for homeowners, as exposure to the gas causes respiratory illness and potentially lung cancer, if homeowners fail to take preventive or remedial action. Local radon testing and remediation company, Radon-Rid, answers some of the most commonly asked questions. (more…)

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Basement renovations are a very popular type of home improvement here in Pennsylvania. After all, with just a fair investment, homeowners can sometimes double the size of their home by simply transforming the space underneath their floor into another livable floor. Yet doing so comes with its own risks for those who get started without a long-term plan in mind. Part of that plan should be radon testing and if needed, radon remediation options . (more…)

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February 28, 2018 - Phoenixville, PA -  Radon Rid Advises Homeowners to check for radon in the winter because levels are the highest. Every year, according the the EPA, nearly 21,000 Americans succumb to a type of lung cancer caused by exposure to radon. Radon is a naturally occurring gas that is commonly present in the basements and lower house floors. Having a property tested for radon and enacting proper radon remediation steps is essential to reducing and eliminating a household's risk of deadly radon exposure. (more…)

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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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