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Radon Gas Really Is Dangerous...And There's Science To Prove It

By Radon Eliminator Staff on Oct 22, 2019 10:37:26 AM

As the second leading cause of lung cancer, behind only smoking, you would think that people would be worried about it.

We should be doing all we can to combat this dangerous gas, but it isn't getting the attention it deserves.

In fact, there are still many people that doubt the fact that radon gas is even dangerous.

There are even entire websites online dedicated to "disproving the myth," saying that the evidence that radon is dangerous is purely fictional.

It's just a conspiracy, according to them.

If you ask them, they will say it's just a money grab from "big radon" trying to get your money to perform useless tests.

Or, you can ask the families of the nearly 21,000 Americans who died of lung cancer last year and see what they say about radon gas.

The unfortunate truth is that radon gas can be hazardous to your health when you're exposed to it over long periods of time.

It has even been estimated that one in fifteen homes in the United States has elevated levels of radon, putting everyone inside at risk. And the worse part is that the homeowners have no idea.

That's because radon is odorless, tasteless, and invisible. It's completely undetectable to humans.

The only way to know you have elevated levels of radon is to test for it - or get a lung cancer diagnosis.

In the article below, we will go over the science proving the dangers of radon gas in hopes that it can save a few lives.

Topics: radon dangers
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Is Your House Plagued By Radon?

By Radon Eliminator Staff on Oct 21, 2019 12:11:58 PM

Everyone knows cigarette smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.

But do you know what the second leading cause of lung cancer is?

Is it second-hand smoke? Is it smog or some other pollutant in our air supply.

It's not. It's something you might not have ever heard of.

And what's worse is that your home could be filled with it, poisoning you and everyone else in your home, without even realizing it.

The second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States is radon.

Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless, naturally occurring radioactive gas.

When inhaled into the lungs, radon can damage your DNA and increase your risk of lung cancer.

Exposure to radon gas, which enters your home through cracks in your home's walls and foundation, can dramatically increase your risk of lung cancer.

Every year in the United States, about 21,000 people die from lung cancer brought on by radon poisoning.

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, and people who smoke or who have smoked have a higher chance of developing lung cancer if they are exposed to radon.

The lung cancer risk from radon exposure occurs over many years of high-level exposure. For more information read our blog post: "How Long Does it Take for Radon to Give You Lung Cancer?"

It's entirely possible to be exposed to radon for several years - even decades- because there's no way to know your home has radon unless you test for it.

And many people never test for it because they don't even know it exists.

In the article below, we will talk about the dangers of radon and the importance of having your home tested.

Topics: radon poisoning
6 min read

How Long Does It Take For Radon To Give You Lung Cancer?

By Radon Eliminator Staff on Oct 8, 2019 3:37:05 PM

We can't see it, smell it, or taste it, but it might be in your home. And it could give you lung cancer.

Radon, a radioactive gas, enters your body when you breathe it in, and every time you do, it's increasing your chances of lung cancer.

It's estimated that every year, radon in homes causes 21,000 lung cancer deaths. That's second only to smoking.

Among non-smokers, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer.

Radiation is called the "complete carcinogen" because it can initiate, promote, and propagate cancer.

The primary site of radon poisoning is inside of your home.

The average person receives more radiation from their homes than from all other natural or man-made sources combined.

Radon is a proven and very potent "Class A" carcinogen.

Safety limits on toxins or carcinogens in food or water are set at levels a thousand times less lethal than what is the risk from radon in an average American home.

Radon is very dangerous, and we could be breathing it in every day without realizing it.

Unfortunately, most people don't know they've been exposed to radon gas until they've been diagnosed with lung cancer.

Thinking about using a home test to detect radon in your home? Read our blog post: "Are Home Radon Test Kits Accurate?

In the article below, we will discuss radon and lung cancer, and how long it might take radon to give you lung cancer.

Topics: Radon and Lung Cancer
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Are Home Radon Test Kits Accurate?

By Radon Eliminator Staff on Oct 7, 2019 10:42:01 AM

Radon is a hidden danger in the homes of hundreds of people, but they don't even realize it.

Like carbon monoxide, radon is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, therefore completely undetectable.

Radon occurs naturally in the soil and can be found all over the world.

In extreme cases, radon poisoning leads to death, and people don't realize they have radon poisoning until it's too late.

With something as potentially harmful as radon, people need to know if they are in danger or not.

Also, like carbon monoxide, you can buy radon detectors and testing kits for your home to see if there are elevated levels of radon present.

If you do, you have to be proactive to get the radon out of your home.

But, are the test kits accurate? Should you put the health of you and your family in the hands of an at-home kit?

There is a significant amount of misinformation about what radon can do to your body. Read our blog post: "Can Exposure to Radon Cause Leukemia?

We'll explore that and more in the article below.

Topics: Radon Testing