Radon in the Home

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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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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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 Coatesville, PA 19320 Radon Hatboro, PA 19040 Radon Bedminster, PA 18910

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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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Josh Knight, WHSV Radon Awareness Month.jpg Watch this WHSV news segment. Radon is something you can't see or smell but, you need to know about to keep your family safe. It's a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is likely in your home and specialists say one in three homes in the Valley have unsafe levels. The rocky soil in the area makes homes, businesses and apartment buildings more susceptible. The radon comes from decaying uranium and thorium, which exist naturally in the soil and rocks. Continuously breathing in unsafe levels of radon is the equivalent of smoking numerous cigarettes per…

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WNCF   The World Health Organization and Environmental Protection Agency have announced a call to action for Americans to test their homes for Radon Gas, which has recently been identified as the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers in the U.S. The EPA has officially designated January 2011 to be National Radon Action Month in the United States. The press, local health departments, and the media are encouraged to help save lives in 2011 by promoting National Radon Action Month. Radon is a naturally-occurring, radioactive gas that seeps out of the ground and can enter homes and other buildings.…

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