Radon gas is extremely dangerous and can lead to fatal diseases. According to the Surgeon General, radon is now the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Because of the immediate threat this radioactive gas poses to people, radon testing and radon abatement is essential to ensure home safety.
Across the country, because radon gas can seriously harm anyone who comes in contact with it, states have done their best to educate residents on the dangers of radon and the importance of radon testing.
“Radon gas has been found in 65% of homes in Henry County and 82% of homes in Start County,” said Dorothy David, Health Department Director of Environmental Health Services.
According to the Geneseo Republic, Illinois officers have been calling attention to the dangers of radon, especially in those high percentage danger zones.
“It really doesn’t matter where you live in Illinois or what type of home you live in,” David added. “Because we’ve seen excessive radon in every county in Illinois, and in every type of home – old, new, with basements, with a crawlspace or on a slab.”
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated that radon causes 21,000 deaths in the U.S. every year. Radon gas testing is the only way to determine safe levels of this dangerous chemical in any home, business, or community.
13 Action News reports that Nevada is experiencing radon control issues as well and state officials are trying to teach people about how to properly protect themselves and their families.
“There’s not a villain. You can’t blame anyone for radon,” said Nadia Noel, Radon Education Coordinator, who is nervous that Nevada residents aren’t as aware of the dangers of radon and the importance of radon mitigation and abatement services. “There’s states in the east where everybody knows about radon. Everyone has tested or fixed their home if they had to.”
Colorado radon testing is essential for state residents to guarantee protection from dangerous levels of this lethal gas. It’s important for everyone to spread the dangers of this chemical and inform everyone about where they can go for radon gas tests. Contact Affordable Radon, LLC if you’re in need of testing today.