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5 Causes of Lung Cancer (in non smokers)

While cigarette smoking is an undisputed cause of lung cancer, not all cases of lung cancer occur in smokers or former smokers. Each year, over 170,000 Americans develop lung cancer, and approximately ten per cent of lung cancers, or 17,000 cases, occur in non-smokers. Although not every non-smoker suffering from lung cancer will have an… Read More

Your Passive Radon System Isn’t Good Enough

My new home came with a passive radon system. Isn’t that good enough? The short answer: no. The long one: even a perfectly constructed passive radon system will not necessarily reduce radon levels below the EPA’s action level of 4 pCi/l. This doesn’t mean your home wasn’t built well. It just means that the strength… Read More

Solve Your Radon Problem Today

You think you have a radon problem, now what? The first thing you should do if you suspect a radon problem is to test your home. Your reading will tell you what your next steps should be.     Low Radon Level Although the EPA states that “no level of radon is safe”, technically radon readings… Read More

Real Estate and Radon

You’ve spent weeks, perhaps even months, preparing your home to go on the market. You’ve done those updates you’ve put off for so long, made the obvious repairs & kept your home absurdly clean. You’ve packed up your family at a moments’ notice, milling about grocery stores, parks, & Target. Finally – an offer is… Read More

Radon Gas & Cigarettes: Kissing Cousins

Radon Gas & Cigarettes have a lot more in common than people think.  “I don’t smoke, I don’t have to worry about lung cancer.” It’s a phrase we hear all too often.  The truth is, cigarettes aren’t the only way to get lung cancer. In the United States, the leading cause of lung cancer in… Read More

Radon Test Failure: What Can You Do?

You’ve found the perfect house. It’s in your budget, it’s located exactly where you want, it hits everything on your check list, and it failed the radon test. Wait – failed the radon test? If your desired home fails the radon test, you should find another house, right? WRONG! Radon can be mitigated and should… Read More

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