radon gas: The Facts About Radon Gas in the Home – It’s Hazardous to Health - 01/16/10 11:58 AM
The Facts About Radon Gas in the Home – It’s Hazardous to Health
The Environmental Protection Agency has declared January as National Radon Action Month.  The purpose is to help educate the public about the health hazards of radon gas in the home and to identify steps consumers can take to protect themselves.
The video below, courtesy of the EPA, is a good summary of the facts about radon and why it is a concern you should be aware of. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and leads to 21,000 deaths every year. The surgeon general has … (3 comments)

radon gas: Radon Resources for Homeowners, Buyers and Sellers - 01/09/10 03:49 PM
Radon Resources for Homeowners, Buyers and Sellers
The EPA has declared January as National Radon Action Month. The intent is to draw attention to the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and to encourage consumers to take precautions.

In my previous articles, I reviewed testing an mitigation methods. In this post, I’ll identify some of the many resources available to help homeowners.
Here are some useful websites:
The EPA many website pages on Radon. There is information for consumers, homeowners, builders, and remodelers in addition to the media. The site is loaded with content and links to other … (5 comments)

radon gas: Radon Mitigation in the Home - 01/07/10 08:50 AM
Radon Mitigation in the Home
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared January as National Radon Action Month. The objective to raise public awareness about radon and to help consumers learn about practical steps they can take to help mitigate radon gas in the home. In my last article, I review radon testing methods. In this article, I’ll discuss radon mitigation.
Radon mitigation should be performed by a trained professional radon contractor. To locate a radon contractor in your area, visit the EPA website for local information including state radon programs. Information for Radon programs including certified laboratories, measurement and mitigation … (0 comments)

radon gas: Radon Testing is Easy and Low-Cost, The Results Are Invaluable - 01/06/10 10:24 AM
Radon Testing is Easy and Low-Cost, The Results Are Invaluable
The EPA declared January as National Radon Action Month. In support of the intention to raise public awareness and to identify practical steps for consumers to mitigate potential radon hazards in their home, I am posting a series of articles about radon.
In my first article I described radon gas and how it gets into the home. I also mentioned the EPA‘s recommended action level of 4 pCi/L. The EPA recommends consumers consider radon mitigation for radon levels above the action level.
But the most important point of my first article … (2 comments)

radon gas: Radon Gas Is The Number One Cause of Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers - 01/05/10 12:30 PM
Radon Gas Is The Number One Cause of Lung Cancer in Non-Smokers
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared January as National Radon Action Month. The intention is not only to raise public awareness, but to help consumers learn about practical steps they can take to help mitigate potential concerns with radon gas in the home.
Radon gas is actually one component of the larger subject of indoor air quality. Prompted by the EPA’s declaration of January as National Radon Action Month I decided I’ll write a series of articles on indoor air quality with radon being the first in the … (7 comments)

 

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