radon gas News

  • Membrana and Layne Christensen Company sign limited agreement for VOC, radon removal

    Membrana-Charlotte, a division of Celgard, LLC has entered into a limited exclusive agreement with Layne Christensen Company for Radon and VOC removal for municipal water applications in the continental United States. Liqui-Cel® Membrane Contactors are leading-edge technology in gas transfer applications and are the accepted norm in many markets. As a market leader, Layne has strong ...

  • Forte Energy employs the Pylon AB-5R for cost effective Radon detection

    Forte Energy (Perth) is exploring for uranium in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania with the aid of the Pylon AB-5R. It takes two days of travelling to get to the isolated project area. The principle techniques are airborne and ground gamma radiometric surveys, with trenching and drilling of suitable anomalies. In some places a thin sand cover is present along the trend of a mineralised zone ...

  • Radon Hazards Identified in Easy to Use IAQ Test Kit

    Radon is an invisible radioactive gas that results from the radioactive decay of radium.  It may be found in rock formations and groundwater beneath buildings or in certain building materials. The gas typically moves up through the soil and penetrates buildings through cracks, sumps and other holes in the building slab or foundation.   Radon gas decays into radioactive particles that ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Colorado property owners should test for deadly radon during winter months

    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 cause cancer according to the Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Lung Association and the National Academy of Sciences. The EPA even ...


  • Protect Your Family from Lung Cancer Caused by Radon

    One in 15 homes is affected by elevated radon levels, so this month the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging Americans around the country to test their homes for this naturally occurring radioactive gas. “Radon is a dangerous health threat to our families and communities that can be easily avoided through simple testing,” said EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry. ...

  • 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 warns of cancer danger from radon in homes and schools

    January is National Radon Action Month, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is touting three initiatives to raise awareness about the risks of radon.  Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that can exist at dangerous levels in homes, schools and other buildings.  An estimated 20,000 people die every year in the U.S. from radon-related lung cancer. This year EPA is ...

  • DEP Reminds Pennsylvanians that January is National Radon Action Month

     January is National Radon Action Month, marking a time of increased public awareness for this serious health hazard. Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally through the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks. It can seep into homes through cracks in basements and foundations, and can build up inside to concentrations many times the recommended level. "Radon is ...

  • EMSL Analytical certified to test Radon in all 50 states

    Substantial increase in public awareness since the Today Show reported on radon issues from granite countertops. A recent broadcast by the Today Show has caused a renewed interest in the dangers of radon in homes and specifically radon coming from granite countertops in people’s kitchens and bathrooms. The report has resulted in a substantial increase in radon testing throughout the United ...


  • High Radon Levels Found in 1 in 5 Schools, More Testing Advised

    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “A nationwide survey of radon levels in schools estimates that nearly one in five has at least one schoolroom with a short-term radon level above the action level of 4 pCi/L (picoCuries per liter) - the level at which EPA recommends that schools take action to reduce the level. EPA estimates that more than seventy thousand ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA joins global call-to-action on radon cancer dangers

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is joining the World Health Organization’s first global call-to-action on cancer risk from radon in homes. EPA is the U.S. representative in this initiative. Radon inhalation accounts for up to 14 percent of lung cancers worldwide, and is the world’s second-leading risk of lung cancer, next to smoking. The WHO initiative is reflected in its guidance ...

  • USGS Confirms the Presence of Potentially Harmful Levels of Radon in New England Groundwater

    Last month, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) announced that a new study has identified potentially harmful levels of naturally occurring arsenic, uranium, radium, radon and manganese in some bedrock groundwater that supplies drinking water wells in New England. According to the USGS news release on the study, “The results highlight the importance of private well owners testing and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New EMSL video helps homeowners test their homes for Radon

    EMSL Analytical, the leader in providing cutting edge laboratory services and products, is proud to announce EMSL.tv. The new web portal for environmental videos allows professionals and the general public to view the latest videos on environmental sampling techniques and equipment, including a new video for testing radon in homes. EMSL's new website at www.emsl.tv shows the general public simple ...


  • Schools should be concerned about Radon just as much as PCBs in caulking materials

    Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warned that hundreds of schools may have cancer-causing PCBs in caulk around windows and doors. This announcement has caught the attention of school districts across the country.Another area of concern for schools in many parts of the country is radon gas. Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of uranium. It also ...


  • Illinois General Assembly Passes Two New Radon Bills

    Last month, the Chicago Sun-Times published a report about the Illinois General Assembly’s passing of two bills meant to protect residents from the hazards associated with radon exposure.   The first bill requires licensed daycare centers, daycare homes, and group daycare homes to test their property a minimum of one time every three years for radon.  This new legislation ...


    By EC2 Inc.

  • Radon Scrutinized as Illinois General Assembly Passes Two New Bills

    In September, the Chicago Sun-Times published a report about new legislation targeting radon in Illinois.  The Illinois General Assembly had recently passed two bills meant to protect Illinois residents from exposure to radon gas.   One bill requires licensed daycare centers, daycare homes, and group daycare homes to test their property for radon a minimum of once every three ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA Estimates that 1 in 5 Schools Have Elevated Radon Levels

    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the danger of elevated radon levels is a serious threat.  In fact, the agency reported, “A nationwide survey of radon levels in schools estimates that nearly one in five has at least one schoolroom with a short-term radon level above the action level of 4 pCi/L (picoCuries per liter) - the level at which EPA recommends that ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Radon causes 100 times more deaths than carbon monoxide poisoning

    Did you know? --Breathing home indoor radon causes nearly one hundred times more deaths each year than carbon monoxide poisoning. --Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking. --Some 20,000 people will die this year due to breathing too much radon without even knowing it. Responding to this danger, EPA is joining state, local, and tribal governments, community ...

  • Simple Radon Test Can Help Prevent Lung Cancer

    (Washington, D.C.) Each year, nearly 20,000 people die from lung cancer caused by exposure to radon. A common source of exposure to radon that can be avoided is exposure in the home, yet only one in five homeowners has actually tested for radon. January is National Radon Action Month and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is urging people to test their homes.  'Healthy homes make for ...

  • National Radon Action month and protecting workers from exposure risks

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has once again designated January as National Radon Action Month. The EPA reports that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in the United States and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year. The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that radon causes between 6% and 15% of lung cancers worldwide. ...

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