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Radon and Pets: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Furry Friends.

Radon and Pets: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Furry Friends.

Most people have heard the phrase “If you have lungs, you can get lung cancer.” Many also know about radon, the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the US. Every year in January, which is Radon Action Month, the news media feature reports and articles encouraging people to test their homes to keep themselves… READ MORE

Radon: An Invisible Danger Lurking In Schools

Radon: An Invisible Danger Lurking In Schools

Every parent wants their child’s school environment to be safe and comfortable.  But is it?  Some common concerns parents may have include bullying, school security, or air and water quality. However, when parents think about air quality, they seldom think “radon”.  Radon can’t be seen, smelled, or heard, so it often falls into the “out… READ MORE

The 4 Rs for Homeowners: Restoration, Renovation, Remodeling and Radon

The 4 Rs for Homeowners: Restoration, Renovation, Remodeling and Radon

Home renovation and remodeling projects, many times initiated by choice not necessity, are often started in the spring. Restorations frequently are urgent and necessary due to damage from water, fire or mold or structural issues. These 3 Rs all have another R in common, Radon. Whatever the reason for a major home improvement project, when… READ MORE

January is National Radon Action Month (NRAM)

January is National Radon Action Month (NRAM)

January is National Radon Action Month! Let’s take action together to save lives. For Homeowners: Learn More About Radon Radon comes from uranium in rocks and soil. In a natural radioactive decay process, the breakdown of uranium produces radium and then radon gas which contains radioactive particles.  When the radon gas is inhaled, the radioactive particles can cause changes… READ MORE

What You Should Know About Radon in Water

What You Should Know About Radon in Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says, “Test evey well for radon.”  However, there is currently no national recommended safe radon level for radon in water. The 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments required EPA to establish several new, health-based drinking water regulations, including a multimedia approach to address the public health risks from radon…. READ MORE

Symptoms of High Radon Levels

Symptoms of High Radon Levels

Radon gas is colorless, odorless, tasteless and extremely hazardous to your health.  Anyone, including you, can be living with radon, but you won’t know it unless you test. The EPA strongly urges homeowners whose homes test at 4 pCi/L or higher to have their homes mitigated. The EPA further encourages homeowners to consider mitigating if… READ MORE