Cinnaminson, NJ, January 4th, 2012 -- 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 radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 20,000 Americans each year. In fact, the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools, and other buildings for radon. Exposure to radon is a preventable health risk, and testing radon levels in your home can help prevent unnecessary exposure. If a high radon level is detected in your home, you can take steps to fix the problem to protect yourself and your family.”
During the cold winter months is an ideal time to have a home or property tested for radon. During this time buildings are typically sealed to keep the property heated and this closed environment can increase radon levels.
“Radon has been found in elevated levels across the country in everything from homes and offices to schools,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical. “A simple and affordable test can determine if radon levels are a concern and National Radon Action Month is meant to get people reacting to this invisible health hazard.”
EMSL Analytical has a website dedicated to providing radon information which can be seen at www.RadonTestingLab.com. EMSL has also sponsored a public outreach video about radon that can be viewed at:
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