Cook’s wants to remind you that January is National Radon Month. Don’t take chances with radon; get your home tested for radon in 2019 and keep your home and family safe!
WASHINGTON – January is National Radon Action Month and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) encourages Americans around the country to test their homes for radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer. Make 2019 a healthier, safer new year by testing your home.
Each year about 21,000 Americans die from lung cancer caused by exposure to radon. Testing is the only way to know if your home has an elevated level of radon. The U.S. Surgeon General and EPA recommend taking action to fix your home if the radon level is 4 picocuries per Liter (pCi/L) of air or more. You should contact a qualified radon mitigation contractor if your test result is 4 pCi/L or more.
“Testing your home for radon is one of the easiest ways to help keep your family safe and healthy. Radon exposure is preventable. Test kits are inexpensive and readily available. Reducing exposure protects families, saves lives and avoids the health care costs of radon-caused lung cancer. Everyone who takes action helps to make America’s homes and schools safer for future generations.”
Taking action to reduce your exposure to radon is a long-term investment in your health and your home. A working mitigation system is a positive selling point for homes on the market; in many areas a radon test is a standard part of real estate transactions. If you’re building a new home, work with your builder to include radon-resistant construction techniques.
Radon reduction strategies are included in the National Radon Action Plan, which was launched in November 2015 by EPA, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Health and Human Services, and nine national non-governmental organizations. This partnership will help coordinate radon reduction efforts and resources with the goal of preventing 3,200 lung cancer deaths annually by 2020, through increased collaboration and consumer awareness strategies.
For more information on testing and obtaining a radon test kit, contact your state radon office at 1-800-SOS-RADON. You can also find a qualified radon professional and learn more about the National Radon Action Plan partnership at http://www.epa.gov/radon.
Learn more about radon and what you can do to protect your family. Use the #TestForRadon hashtag for the latest information.
Detecting radon is the first step. Because you can’t see it, smell it or touch it, radon is a silent and very deadly gas. Don’t take chances with your the health and welfare of your family. Contact Cook’s Radon today to get a radon test kit and have your home tested for radon. We know how to check for radon gas.
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Cook’s Radon – January is National Radon Month