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Monday, November 23rd, 2015 by Mike Furbish
Has your home been tested for radon yet? Recent studies show that not only can you and your family’s lungs be affected by radon- the #1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, but your pets may also be at risk! Call American Waterworks today to find out how you can get your home tested for radon gas-and keep your family and pets safe!
Radon risk depends on the geology underneath your property. The gas collects in pockets underground, seeping into crawlspaces or into basements through foundation cracks and other openings. Because the presence of radon can vary widely in any given area, it is important to find out what the risk is for your own home.
It has been estimated that over 20,000 deaths each year have been tied to radon gas exposure. Statistics are still incomplete on how many pets die each year from radon gas, but is very recently being investigated. Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas and based on studies by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) we know that there is a much greater risk of developing lung cancer when exposed to this gas. Sadly, most of the exposure to radon occurs in the home where we spend a great deal of our time with our family.
American Waterworks offers different testing options for your home, call 1-800-795-1204 for more information on radon testing and mitigation.
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