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Test, Fix, Save a Life By Jessica Karns

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated January as National Radon Action Month. During the observance, it is the agency’s goal for people throughout the country to recognize that radon is a health hazard with a simple solution. Radon is an odorless, tasteless, and colorless gas, that can seep into your home through the foundation…

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Winter is the Best Time to Test for Radon

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in the U.S. That’s according to the Environmental Protection Agency, who estimates that it causes 21,000 deaths per year. The EPA recommends testing your home every two years. In winter the home is more likely to have ideal testing conditions with windows and doors…

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How Much do You know About Radon?

We know that radioactive radon in our homes can be dangerous, and even deadly. We’ve made strides in the detection and mitigation processes of dealing with the radon, and continue to do so every day. We think that we’ve got our minds wrapped around the whole radon ordeal, but do we really? How much do…

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Why is Ohio at a Greater Risk for Radon Gas?

Radon is a tasteless, odorless, invisible gas that seeps into your home.  Radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer amongst non-smokers according to the EPA, the American Medical Association and the Surgeon General of the United States. Homes in Ohio have an elevated risk of having high levels of radon gas.  A house…

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A Word about Basement Waterproofing Systems

For homeowners who have had a basement waterproofing system installed that includes the installation of drain tile under the basement floor around the perimeter of the basement, you need to consider the following. Installation of the drain tile for most homes will require sections of the concrete basement floor be removed before the drain tile…

Radon Levels Rising

Radon Levels Rising in Pennsylvania Homes

Radon levels have been rising ever since fracking has increased in Pennsylvania.  Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health say there is an alarming correlation between the unusually high levels of the colorless, odorless radioactive gas indoors and hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Joan Casey and her colleagues at Bloomberg wanted to determine the sources of…

Awareness for Radon

Creating Awareness for Radon

For decades, the Lung Association, Amercian Cancer Society and EPA have worked with nonprofits, industry and other government agencies to educate the public about radon, and encourage people to reduce radon risk. Despite this public awareness, elevated radon is still a serious challenge in an estimated 1 in 15 homes across the United States. And,…

Common Sources of Radon

Common Sources of Radon Exposure

Radon is a radioactive gas created by the normal breakdown of uranium in the soil and rocks. It is an odorless, tasteless gas that travels to the earth’ s surface and into buildings through cracks in the foundation. The American Cancer Society estimates radon exposure causes an average of 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year,…