The United States isn’t doing much about radon, and that’s dangerous. Radon is the second leading cause for lung cancer in the U.S. and safety from is only a few steps away. The risk of radon is known; those steps to safety are known, but little has been done to combat those risks.
In both 1986 and 1988 Congress directed the E.P.A. to reduce exposure to radon, but we are not reaching the goals set by lawmakers to reduce that exposure. The technology is here and we know how to help save people from developing lung cancer caused by radon exposure, but there is not enough voluntary action that would make an impact. In fact, the E.P.A. has hardly considered any new approaches to solving this problem.
Homes, offices, day-care centers and schools aren’t being tested. Tens of thousands of classrooms in the U.S. are likely to have radon levels that either equal or exceed the level requiring mitigation, and when high levels of radon are found, a shocking number of people still aren’t mitigating.
This is important because awareness isn’t enough to save lives. Action needs to be taken to do so. If you don’t know the last time your house was tested, find out. If it’s been too long since your house has been tested, call the Radon Crew. If your radon levels are too high, the Radon Crew will mitigate your home to ensure the safety of those living in it.
Call the crew at 605-336-1000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a test of your home.
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