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…)
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…)
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…
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…)
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…)
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.
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…
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…
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.
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