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Whole Home Health Includes Radon Awareness

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In the spirit of promoting a healthy in-home environment, the Environmental Protection Agency has designated January as National Radon Action Month. The EPA is hoping to promote the idea that homeowners should protect their family by having their home tested for radon.

The American Lung Association defines radon as a colorless, tasteless and odorless gas that can cause lung cancer. Radon’s invisibility is what makes it so dangerous, since it can easily build up to dangerous levels inside our homes, schools and offices. Per the American Lung Association, radon gas is blamed for an estimated 21,000 annual deaths in the U.S., making it the second leading cause of lung cancer.

As an advocate for the initiation of whole home health, we encourage homeowners to get their homes tested – and for Emecole Contractors to remind their customers the significance of radon and the importance of getting their homes tested.

While our general whole home health initiative gears more around the ramifications of excess moisture and water seepage in the basement and crawl space, radon awareness is highly important.

For more information about radon testing, including how to find a reputable radon test professional or to obtain a radon test click, please visit the EPA's website on Radon Testing.