Current estimates state that 10-15% of new lung cancer patients who are diagnosed have never smoked. This statistic is alarming and with the recent death of Donna Summer it has raised additional interest. Women have a higher risk of being diagnosed with lung cancer as a non-smoker than men. 1 in 5 women compared to 1 in 10 non-smoking men. Some studies show that estrogen may also be a factor and that blocking estrogen may prevent lung cancer from growing.
Radon in the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Radon is a radioactive gas produced from uranium decaying in the soil. These soil gasses are brought into the living space of homes through negative pressure created by standard building practices that were intended to “seal up” homes to be more energy efficient. Once this radioactive gas is in the home, it often attaches to dust particles which we breathe.
The majority of radon related lung cancer deaths could be prevented with a professional radon test. If elevated levels of radon are found, the level can be reduced by installing a radon mitigation system. Radon mitigation systems typically cost less than most other household repairs.
Professional testing has shown elevated levels of radon in homes in Dacula, Hamilton Mill and surrounding areas. Residents are encouraged to have their homes tested due to the high uranium concentration in the soil in this area.
The only way to know if you are at risk is to have your home tested. To schedule your radon test contact Jason Moss at 770-338-0051 or learn more about radon by visiting www.RadonAdvisor.com
Over the past week, homes in Hamilton Mill and Chateau Elan were professionally tested for radon and many were found to have dangerously high levels. The only way to know if your home is a healthy environment for your family is to have it professionally tested.
The EPA, Surgeon General and American Cancer Society recommend that EVERY home be tested for radon. If elevated levels are found, it is simple to fix and costs less than most other home repairs.
The EPA also recommends that you have your home tested every two years if you have a mitigation system installed.
For more information, visit www.radonadvisor.com or call Radon Advisor today to schedule your professional radon test at 770-338-0051
Is it safe where your children play?
An alarming trend has been observed. My name is Jason Moss and I am a certified and licensed radon measurement professional. I have the pleasure of meeting great people in my business and I love what I do -- saving lungs and lives. I have observed a very disturbing trend in my profession.
Children are often placed in the most dangerous areas because of ignorance. Homes with basements typically have the play room for children and theater/game room for young adults. Following EPA protocol, radon monitoring is to be conducted in the lowest livable area in the home. The simple reason for this requirement is that the lowest level is where the highest concentration of the cancer causing gas called radon is found.
Radon is a colorless, tasteless, invisible gas produced as a byproduct of uranium decaying in the soil. One in four homes in Gwinnett, Barrow and Walton counties have tested with elevated radon levels. The EPA and Surgeon General recommend that EVERY home be tested for the presences of radon.
Do it your-self home test kits are available but it is advised to have a certified professional complete this test with electronic continuous monitors for the most accurate results. Your family’s health is far to important to take chances. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in America for non-smokers. Over 22,000 people in America will die this year as a result of radon exposure. If radon is found in your home it can be fixed in most cases for less than other normal household repairs. The only way to know if your child’s play room and your home is at a safe level is to have it tested.
A wealth of information on radon can be found at www.RadonAdvisor.com and if you have any questions, call 770-338-0051v
We are on a mission to eliminate radon related lung cancer in America through education and professional radon testing. Feel free to post your radon experience so others can leverage your knowledge. This site is open to all so please keep all post "G" rated. Thanks in advance for helping spread the word about radon and the danger it poses.
Jason Moss - Founder - Radon Advisor