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Thursday, November 6th
A study done in England to investigate the unintended effects of improving household energy efficiency found that increasing the airtightness of homes meant a 56% increase in indoor radon concentrations. The study, done by the British Medical Journal, said that in the United Kingdom, implementing the energy efficiency in homes would result "in an annual burden of 4,700 life years lost and 278 deaths."
Read the full study here
The study serves as a great reminder that this is the perfect time of year to talk about radon. As people close up their homes for the colder months, ventilation in the home is reduced. That means radon levels can rise. Radon testing should be done during the colder, winter months, when radon levels can be at their peak indoors.
Our National Radon Defense website has all the information you need about radon testing and mitigation. Visit it today!