1. a Silent Killer!
2. linked to lung cancer!
Has your home been tested for Radon?
Radon is an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas that is virtually undetectable to humans. It is released into the home by the decay of uranium in our soil, usually found under the building’s foundation. At elevated levels, (> 4.0 picocuries per liter) radon is extremely dangerous and carcinogenic. In fact, a Class A Carcinogen. After cigarettes, radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer in both Europe and the U.S.
Lung cancer kills thousands of Americans every year. Radon is a leading cause of lung cancer in America and claims about 20,000 lives annually. The untimely deaths of Peter Jennings and Dana Reeve have raised public awareness about lung cancer, especially among people who have never smoked. Smoking, radon, and secondhand smoke are the leading causes of lung cancer. Although lung cancer can be treated, the survival rate is one of the lowest for those with cancer. From the time of diagnosis, between 11 and 15 percent of those afflicted will live beyond five years, depending upon demographic factors. In many cases lung cancer can be prevented; this is especially true for radon.
EPA and CDPHE recommend every home be tested. It doesn’t matter if your home has a finished or unfinished basement. It doesn’t matter if the home has a crawl space. It doesn’t matter that the home is a newer home. Do not delay; have your home tested for radon today!
Fortunately, radon testing is now as easy as ever and fixing it is relatively easy.
Don’t delay! don’t buy a home without testing for radon first. Have your home tested for radon today! For a service estimate or quote call us at 1.720.438.4595.
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Installing Radon Systems in New Homes