What is Radon?

Radon is a RADIOACTIVE, COLORLESS, ODORLESS and TASTELESS gas. Radon is a class "A" carcinogen, which means RADON CAUSES CANCER in Humans.

Health effects of Radon.

Radon is the LEADING CAUSE of LUNG CANCER in NON-SMOKERS and the 2nd LEADING CAUSE of LUNG CANCER in THE WORLD.

Radon KILLS THOUSANDS of people in the United States every year.
This is based on a recent combined North American epidemiological study.

If you smoke and your home has Radon you increase your risk for lung cancer 10 times.

Radon exposure may increase other health risks like leukemia, skin cancers, liver cancers, stomach cancers , as well as central nervous system disorders and cancers.

What the President's Cancer Panel says about Radon.

The 2010 President's Cancer Panel Report states that: The impact of indoor Radon exposure on U.S. Citizens will escalate as the population life expectancy increases.

The President’s panel is calling for all homes to be periodically tested for radon and that home buyers should test any home they are considering to purchase.

Additional information on Radon.
www.aarst.org
www.radongas.org
www.lowradon.org
www.epa.gov/iaq/radon
www.lungusa.org
www.cancer.gov
Does your home or work-place have Radon?

A simple test can be conducted to tell you what the radon level is in your home or workplace. Contact a State of Wisconsin Environmental Health Specialist at 1-888-Low Radon (1-888-569-7236) for inexpensive test kits. You may also call or email Radon Abatement at 414-546-3691 or radabt1@wi.rr.com.

 

 

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Radon levels and measurement.

Radon is Measured in Pico-curies per liter (pCi/L). Curie is the designated unit of radon. It is named after radiation scientist Marie Curie.

When the intensity of the radon gas reaches a level where something must be done for the health and well being of the occupants of a building, that level is the ACTION LEVEL.

The action level set by the USEPA is 4 pCi/L. The USEPA also strongly recommends that you mitigate for radon gas at levels between 2 and 4 pCi/L.