The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month. Throughout January, and all year long, the EPA is urging residents of communities across the country to learn about testing for radon and the national effort to take action against radon. Radon is a highly dangerous gas that can cause lung cancer and other breathing issues. It can enter your home in a number of different ways, such as coming through your water supply or electrical pipes. If you have radon in your home, there is no way to tell this except by having a professional come and do a radon test for you. Once the test is over, the radon professionals will be able to tell you if your home needs to be evacuated or if it’s safe to live in. They also encourage homeowners to get a radon gas inspection done within their home, as it is best to be safe than sorry. This isn’t something people should have to live with, especially if there is a way to prevent it.
Residents are encouraged to have a home inspection and repair any radon leaks they might have, more effort should be put in to radon awareness considering radon gas was known to be cancerous since the 1950’s.
Visit the EPA National Radon Action Month web page for tips, tools, resources and information:
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