I came across this video explaining the dangers of Radon gas from the Environmental Protection Agency.
Radon is an odorless, invisible gas that is given off by the decay of radioactive minerals found in the soil under a house or commercial building. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths (second to tobacco use).
Today is a good day to talk about Radon for two reasons:
- Winter Weather—We generally seal up our homes as well as possible against the cold air and to keep in the heat. With less ventilation, Radon gas that enters your home gets trapped inside where it can continue to affect your lungs and your health.
- Radon Awareness Month—January 2012 will be National Radon Awareness Month in the US and now is a great time to test your home so that you can get started with mitigation plans now and get the work done after the New Year.
Improving the air in your home makes a great New Year’s resolution, but you have to know if you have a problem. A recent Harvard University study found that 100% of homes studied had at least one indoor air quality issue and most had more than one.
Radon gas is easy to test for and eliminate from your indoor environment, but awareness is key.
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