radon exposure News

  • Federal agencies join efforts to reduce radon exposure

    January is National Radon Action Month and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and eight other federal agencies are announcing a new effort to strengthen the fight against radon exposure. Radon exposure is the leading cause of non-smoking lung cancer. Senior leaders from the federal agencies are pledging to work together to create a national risk reduction plan for radon that will help ...

  • National Radon Action Month and Occupational Exposure Risks

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month. Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas that has been found in buildings across the globe. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air people breathe. Exposure to elevated levels of radon over time may increase a person’s risk of ...

  • National Radon Action Month and Exposure Risks in Residential and Occupational Environments

    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America.  Exposure to radon is believed to cause over 20,000 deaths in the U.S. each year.  To help bring awareness to this preventable exposure hazard, the EPA has designated January as National Radon Action Month. Radon is a cancer-causing ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • EPA Urges Home Radon Testing/Protect Your Family from Lung Cancer Caused by Exposure to Radon in Your Home

    In recognizing January as National Radon Action Month, EPA encourages Americans around the country to test their homes for this naturally occurring radioactive gas and make 2015 a healthier, safer new year. “Many people don’t realize that radon is the second cause of lung cancer after smoking,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “The good news is radon exposure is ...

  • Radon hotspots across the West

    The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 3% to 14% of all lung cancers worldwide are caused by radon. Natural radon levels across the Western United States can vary considerably. Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of uranium. It also happens to be a colorless, odorless and chemically inert gas that cannot be detected by human senses. Long-term exposure to radon can ...


  • National radon action month

    Environmental Testing and Research Laboratories is working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a nationwide campaign to educate Americans about the dangers of radon exposure and to encourage them to take action to protect their homes and families. In our community, ETR Labs is promoting awareness about the importance of testing during National Radon Action Month in January. ...


  • Home testing for radon in US

    During January, National Radon Action Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Surgeon General urge Americans to test their homes for radon, a cancer-causing radioactive gas that claims tens of thousands of lives each year. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking in the U.S. and in the ...

  • National Radon Action Month Highlights Dangers due to Radon

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared January to be National Radon Action Month.  As a leading provider of radon test kits and radon analysis, EMSL Analytical supports this important public awareness campaign meant to protect Americans from this invisible cancer causing public health threat. According to the EPA radon website, “You can’t see, smell, or taste ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA recommends radon testing in January

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated January as national Radon Action Month, a perfect time for you to protect your family by testing your home for radon. Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas, so testing is the only way to know if radon is present in your home or school. Test kits are available in home improvement centers, hardware stores and online. They cost ...

  • Residents of Puerto Rico Reminded of Indoor Exposure Risks during National Radon Action Month

    According to the U.S. Geological Survey, several areas in Puerto Rico have the geologic potential to generate locally high indoor radon levels if housing conditions are favorable for the entry and accumulation of radon. Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas that has been found in homes and buildings all over the United States and in many places across the Caribbean. It comes from the natural ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • EPA and Partners Announce National Plan to Prevent Lung Cancer Deaths Due to Radon Exposure

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), American Lung Association, and other partners are announcing a strategy for preventing 3,200 lung cancer deaths annually by 2020 through radon exposure reduction strategies. Exposure to radioactive radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America. The goal to save these lives will be achieved by reducing high radon levels in ...

  • Government Research Indicates More Deaths Linked to Radon Exposure than Previously Known

    In April, Health Canada released new updated information about human exposure to radon.  Research by the agency indicates hundreds of additional cases of lung cancer are caused by exposure to radon than previously believed from earlier research. In response, Health Canada published a new informational pamphlet about radon.   It reads, “Long-term exposure to high levels of ...


    By IAQ Index

  • Where did Radon gas come from?

    Did you know that Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer? Maybe that explains why so many who don"t smoke have lung cancer! If you smoke and have radon in your home, your odds are even worse for contracting lung cancer. Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, yet it might be found in your home. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) ...


    By Global Plastic Sheeting

  • Environmental Protection Agency Puts Radon under the Spotlight

    January has been designated National Radon Action Month by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Radon is a major health concern in many parts of the United States and Canada.  According to the EPA, “You can’t see, smell, or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home.  Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among ...


    By IAQ Index

  • Radon responsible for up to 14% of lung cancers

    Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths than radon according to industry and public health experts. To bring more awareness to this issue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently joined the World Health Organization’s (WHO) first call to action to prevent radon caused cancers in homes across the globe.The WHO released a guidance publication, “Handbook on Indoor Radon,” which ...


  • Radon action could save many lives

    Did you know that radon gas is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers?  Nearly 50 people a day will die from indoor exposure to radon – that’s equal to about 20,000 people each year.  The good news?  It’s simple and affordable to reduce radon risks in the home.  As part of National Radon Action Month in January, EPA is releasing a series of public service announcements ...

  • January is Designated National Radon Action Month by the EPA

    EMSL Analytical offers radon test kits and analysis to protect people from the invisible killer. Cinnaminson, NJ, January 18th, 2011 The U.S. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Things to Know about Radon Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses radon and how it can enter a home or building.  “Radon can get trapped inside a building as it moves up through the ground to the air above,” said Paul Cochrane, President of Cochrane ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • High Radon Levels Found in Illinois Schools

    Last month, NBC’s Channel 5 in Chicago published a report about a pilot radon testing program started in Illinois back in January.  So far only a little more than 40 schools have applied for testing, but roughly 70% have been found with elevated levels of radon according to the report.   Also last month, KWQC News 6 in Iowa broadcast a report about radon in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Feds launch action plan to protect people and families from radon/radon is one of the leading causes of lung cancer

    Today, U.S Environmental Protection Agency, the General Services Administration, and the departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, and Veterans Affairs have joined forces to help save lives and create healthier home and school environments for America’s families. The plan brings together commitments that help to reduce ...

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