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On January 13, 2005 the Surgeon General of the United States issued a Health Advisory warning Americans about the health risk from exposure to radon in indoor air. The Nation’s Chief Physician urged Americans to test their homes to find out how much radon they might be breathing. Dr. Carmona also stressed the need to remedy the problem as soon as possible when the radon level is 4 pCi/L or more. Dr. Carmona noted that more than 20,000 Americans die of radon-related lung cancer each year.
Radon is an invisible, odorless and tasteless gas, with no immediate health symptoms, that comes from the breakdown of uranium inside the earth. Simple test kits can reveal the amount of radon in any building. Those with high levels can be fixed with simple and affordable venting techniques. According to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates, one in every 15 homes nationwide have a high radon level at or above the recommended radon action level of 4 picoCuries (pCi/L) per liter of air.
RADON IS COMMON IN THIS AREA?
Naturally occurring, radon is formed when uranium in soil and rock decays. An inert gas, radon enters buildings via:
While radon can be present in schools or any other type of building, you and your family are most likely to receive your greatest exposure at home. A map of local zip codes is available to help you determine potential risks.
Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon. EPA also recommends testing in schools. Testing is inexpensive and easy - it should only take a few minutes of your time. Millions of Americans have already tested their homes for radon.
EcoTech Provides Radon Testing Services
EcoTech provides radon testing with rapid laboratory analysis to meet real estate inspection periods. EcoTech’s radon report includes test results and recommendations.
Radon gas can easily be prevented from entering homes. EcoTech installs cost effective abatement systems designed to lower radon to safe levels.
Contact us today and find out how to prevent radon in your home.
Radon mitigation fan and exhaust ducting