Category: Radon

What Is Radon, Anyway?

You may have been told that it’s a smart idea to have your property tested for radon, but what is exactly is radon and why is it harmful? Although many homes throughout the U.S. have some level of radon inside, many people are exposed to amounts that can cause a number of different diseases. In… Read more »

Developing Lung Cancer Without Smoking: Cause for Concern

Many Americans die due to lung cancer every year, but many people only attribute these deaths to smoking.  As much as smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, there is one cause that sits ahead of secondhand smoking: exposure to Radon. What is Radon? Radon is a radioactive gas that is commonly found in… Read more »

Radon Testing: Protect your Lungs and Your Family

  According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. What’s more, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and is responsible for approximately 21,000 deaths as a result of lung cancer each year. Unfortunately, many of these deaths are ones that could have possibly… Read more »

January is National Radon Awareness Month

The worst part about radon exposure is the fact that you can’t smell, taste or see it, but it can still be present in your home, office, daycare facility or school. As we honor January as Radon Awareness Month and celebrate 30 years of Radon Awareness in 2014, it’s important to recognize the dangers of… Read more »

What Makes Passive Mitigation Effective or Ineffective

This past summer, a statewide Minnesota building code was put in effect in order to reduce the risk of exposure to the cancer-causing agent known as radon. The code was initiated after a staggering 40 percent of the homes that were tested for radon came back at levels above the safety standard. The Health Department… Read more »

Radon Levels in South Korean Homes are 2nd Highest in the World

As the cause of 21,000 deaths each year in the U.S., radon gas is a carcinogen that is officially the second most common cause of lung cancer, right after cigarette smoking. When it comes to radon exposure, there are levels which are considered to be acceptable by the EPA, but no level is considered safe…. Read more »

New law requires Illinois day cares to post radon test

We harp on this blog sometimes about the dangers of radon, and how Illinois residents should test their homes for radon. Well state legislation has taken note. Beginning Jan. 1 2014, day care center across Illinois will have to show proof their facility has been radon gas tested within the last three years as part… Read more »

January is National Radon Month

The US Environmental Protection Agency has named January National Radon month. During this month, the government agency has put on various events to inform more and more people about the dangers of radon gas. You can participate by purchasing a radon test at your nearest hardware store or even Walmart. Radon is major health risk…. Read more »

How to fend off radon or remove it

There’s a few different ways you can either, A: remove radon from your home, or B: fend it off so it doesn’t enter our home. Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that is radioactive. It’s not an instantaneous killer like carbon-monoxide, but radon is the No.1 cause of lung cancer amongst non-smokers. It… Read more »

New High reading found in Champaign county

Based on our testing in Champaign, have found a new high radon level of 63.1 pCi/L.  That is like smoking 6 to 8 packs of cigarettes a day!  Since radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, get your house tested.