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There's No Better Time to Test for Radon, Act Now!

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U.S. Residents Urged to Test for Radon During National Radon Action Month


Understanding Radon Exposure Risks in Winter

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Customer Asks:

When is National Radon Action Month?
Is Radon higher in Winter? 
Will Radon influence colder temperatures?
Is my home safe from Radon in the winter months?
Why is radon harmful?

Our Answer:

January is National Radon Action Month; this month raises awareness on radon along with best indoor air quality solutions available for you. As the freezing season confines us indoors, the risk of potential hazards escalates. Beyond the usual concerns of house fires and carbon monoxide poisoning, National Radon Defense highlights the often-overlooked threat of elevated radon levels. When homes are sealed for winter, radon, a silent and odorless gas, can accumulate to dangerous levels. You will never know if you’re exposed until you get sick, the worst is lung cancer. This National Radon Action Month, National Radon Defense urges residents in the U.S. and Canada to prioritize radon testing to ensure the safety of their homes and families.


The Widespread Impact: 1 in 15 Homes Affected

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Customer Asks:

Is Radon only area specific? 
Are all homes proven to have radon? 
Does my home have radon if it was only built a few years ago?
I’m not a smoker, will I be affected by radon exposure?

Our Answer:

Like carbon monoxide poisoning, radon is pervasive, with elevated levels found in approximately 1 out of every 15 homes across all states. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that radon is responsible for over 20,000 annual deaths, ranking it as the second-leading cause of lung cancer cases in the U.S., particularly affecting non-smokers. Radon can be everywhere. Test your home right away to find out!

Radon's Health Implications: A Naturally Occurring Hazard

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Customer Asks:

Is Radon artificial?
How toxic is Radon?
Why is Radon harmful?
What’s with radon and why does it cause lung cancer?

Our Answer:

Radon, a naturally occurring gas, transforms into a hazard at high concentrations. The EPA has substantiated that exposure to elevated radon levels poses serious health risks, including cancer and death. Trapped inside homes or buildings, with no proper remediation, radon can reach harmful levels. Testing and mitigation are the only way to identify and address this hidden danger.


Mitigation: Affordable Solutions for a Safer Home

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Customer Asks:

Is radon mitigation affordable?
Is radon testing affordable?
Why should we go for radon remediation?
Should I test my home for radon?

Our Answer:

Testing for radon is simple and cost-effective, with radon test kits readily available at local hardware and home improvement stores. The EPA recommends installing a radon reduction system if levels exceed 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L). However, even levels below this threshold may pose risks. Qualified radon contractors like NRD dealers offer thorough inspections and tailor solutions for effective radon reduction, with mitigation systems capable of reducing levels by up to 99%. The cost of mitigation is comparable to routine home repairs, making it an invaluable investment in long-term health and safety. This is now a requirement for home safety in real estate. It’s basically bang for the buck!

National Radon Defense dealers are always ready to assist—schedule a radon test or get a free estimate for expert guidance on radon mitigation. This is the best time to test, don’t waste the opportunity to save your health!