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Radon – a Silent Killer

Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. According to the EPA‘s numbers, radon kills more people every year in the U.S. than drunk drivers and house fires – combined.

Radon can only be detected by professional testing – and we are fully certified to provide this service. Protect you and your family by adding a professional radon test to your next home inspection, or we can provide this as a stand-alone service for you and your family.

We are NRPP certified professional radon testers who use the latest in radon testing equipment, such as Airthings Corentium Pros radon testing equipment. All of this means that you will get a professional experience, accurate radon readings, and the information you need to make good decisions about you and your family’s health.

Exposure to Radon Causes Lung Cancer In Non-smokers and Smokers Alike

The Facts…

  • Lung cancer kills thousands of Americans every year. 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.
  • Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. Smoking causes an estimated 160,000* cancer deaths in the U.S. every year (American Cancer Society, 2004). And the rate among women is rising. On January 11, 1964, Dr. Luther L. Terry, then U.S. Surgeon General, issued the first warning on the link between smoking and lung cancer. Lung cancer now surpasses breast cancer as the number one cause of death among women. A smoker who is also exposed to radon has a much higher risk of lung cancer.
  • Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked. On January 13, 2005, Dr. Richard H. Carmona, the U.S. Surgeon General, issued a national health advisory on radon.
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