Radon in the News

Harvard Study Reveals that Radon is the Leading In-Home Health Hazard

Harvard University - 04/11/11

A study from Harvard backs up what so many in the radon detection and mitigation industry already know. That Harvard study revealed that radon is the leading in-home health hazard, killing over 20,000 Americans annually. That means that all homeowners, no matter where they live or what type of home they live in, should have their houses tested for the presence of this colorless, odorless and dangerous radioactive gas.
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Radon still poses Real threat to Colorado Homes

KWGN-Unit 2 - 13/11/07

DENVER (KWGN) - It's seeping up through your basement floor right now, if yours is like most homes in Colorado: A gas that's colorless, odorless and deadly.
"Colorado has most of its 65 counties at high risk, at 'level one' for having elevated radon," said Joe Vranka the state's leading radon scientist.
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Radon test the only way to tell if your house has a problem with toxic gas

San Fransisco Chronicle - 03/03/07

Despite the occasional public service announcement about radon gas, it's easy to ignore the hazard. That's because if you do happen to have high levels of it in your house, you won't be able to tell -- it's invisible, odorless and tasteless, but it's not something to take lightly. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, behind cigarette smoking, accounting for 21,000 deaths annually.
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Gas Leaks: What You Don't Smell Will Harm You

Fox News - 09/01/07

Article highlighting the three most dangerous gases in the home: natural gas, carbon monoxide, and radon.
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Radon in the Home Can Cause Lung Cancer

Washington Post - 01/01/07

Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.

But while most Americans know tobacco smoke is the primary trigger for lung cancer, very few are aware of the risks posed by radon -- or that dangerous levels of the gas can be found in many homes.
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Out of sight, out of mind

Colorado Springs Gazette - 27/08/06

You can't see it. You can't even smell it.
But in Colorado, it's all around. Plenty of skeptics scoff at it, but experts say you shouldn't ignore it.
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Fast Facts on Lung Cancer

ABC News - 08/08/05

Some fast facts about lung cancer and its causes, including radon.
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How common is radon in Colorado?
Surveys conducted by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment indicate that 4 out of 10 Colorado homes have the potential for having radon concentrations in excess of the EPA guidelines. That is why the number of people testing their homes, schools and office buildings is continually increasing. The state of Colorado does have a higher than most potential of increased radon levels.
Why should I test for radon?
Nearly one out of every 15 homes in the United States is estimated to have an elevated radon level (4pCi/L or more). Elevated levels of radon gas have been found in homes in your state. Contact your state radon office for more information about radon in your area. The EPA recommends fixing your home if the results of one long-term test or the average of two short-term tests show radon levels of 4pCi/L or higher. With today?s technology, radon levels in most homes can be reduced to 2 pCi/L or below. You may also want to consider fixing if the level is between 2 and 4 pCi/L.
My home has tested high for radon, now what do I do?
If you have confirmed that your home has elevated radon levels 4 pico curies per liter (pCi/L) or higher you will need to complete the following:

1) Select a qualified radon mitigation contractor to reduce the radon levels in your home
2) Determine an appropriate radon reduction method with your contractor
3) Have the appropriate radon reduction system installed
4) Perform post mitigation testing to verify the radon levels have been effectively reduced
5) Maintain your radon reduction system and inspect the system monitor periodically

 
 

 
 
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