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Radon Safety Information

Radon safety: You can’t see it, smell it or touch it. The #1 cause of lung cancer outside of smoking is a radioactive gas that everyone breathes in every day, usually at low levels, according to the National Cancer Institute. Radon gas is produced from a natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water…. Read More

Be Proactive About Radon

It is important to be proactive about Radon. Radon causes over 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States. The EPA considers Kendall County, Kane County, DeKalb County & much of Northern Illinois to be a “high-risk radon zone, meaning that the average indoor radon screening levels are greater than 4.0 pCi/L. Being… Read More

Radon is Radioactive

People often do not understand how Radon causes lung cancer. Today, we will explain how & why Radon causes cancer. Radon is a radioactive element. All radioactive elements break down (radioactive decay) over time through a process measured in half-lives. As these elements break down, they actually create entirely new elements, each with its own… Read More

Oswego Homes & Radon

Many homeowners in Oswego, IL do not realize that Radon is a problem in their homes.  In reality, over 50% of homes tested in Kendall County from 2003-2009 exceeded the EPA action level of 4.0 pCi/L.  1 in 15 homes in Oswego have dangerous levels of radon. Oswego is located in Kendall County – which… Read More

Radon Prevention & Children

Once you had a baby, did you take precautionary measures to protect him or her from harm? If you are like us, we are assuming you installed child safety locks, outlet covers on all of your sockets & anything dangerous out of reach. With all of the steps you do take, radon prevention may not… Read More

Radon Problems in the Home

Often, homeowners are not aware of the radon problems lurking in their homes. One of the biggest radon problems is that you cannot smell, taste or see it. You will not experience any symptoms from being exposed to it. The only way to know that you have radon problems is to test for radon. Though… Read More

Radon Level Testing: Quick Tips

Radon is a natural radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell, or taste. Breathing in too much radon can cause lung cancer, especially if you smoke. About 1 out of every 15 homes in the United States has a level of radon that needs to be reduced. Testing is the only way to know if your… Read More

Best Time to Test for Radon

With the unseasonably cool weather, we’ve been getting a lot of inquires about the best time to test for radon. There are some great test guidelines about the best time to test for radon. However, it’s important to note that if you are concerned your home has high levels of radon, the best time to… Read More

The Home Danger of Radon Exposure

When people are asked about home dangers, things like asbestos & lead based paint often come to mind. Very rarely is radon exposure considered a household danger by homeowners. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. It comes from the environment-the breakdown of uranium in rock & soil. Long-term, high level exposure to radon can… Read More

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