A call to action.
The colorless, odorless, tasteless, radioactive radon gas that may be in your home, has overstayed its welcome. 700 Kentuckians are diagnosed with radon-induced lung cancer every year.
January is National Radon Action Month (NRAM) and all month long we will be sharing facts about what radon is, why testing is important, and how mitigation works to reduce the levels in your home.
Our social media pages will be sharing staggering statistics about the cancer-causing gas, so follow along with us!
National Radon Action Month not only reminds all of us of just how dangerous the radioactive gas is, but it also highlights the importance of testing our homes.
Kick radon out.
It is a naturally occurring gas that is emitted from the breakdown of Uranium metal underground. It is dangerous to be breathing in at home.
When breathed, it damages the lungs and can lead to lung cancer. Although, the process to reduce levels in the home is relatively simple, straightforward, and inexpensive.
If you have not tested your home, January is the best time to do so! The levels in your home are more concentrated in the winter when doors and windows stay shut against the cold.
Experiencing the health risks of radon is completely preventable.
During the month of January, the Kentucky Radon Coalition is offering free test kits to all Kentucky residents.
And when test kits aren’t offered for free, the process is relatively inexpensive, quick, and simple. There are a couple of ways to test.
Disposable charcoal tests, like the one pictured here, hang undisturbed for 3 days before you mail them off to the lab.
Team up with Team Green
Here at Protect Environmental, we use a device called a CRM to conduct an electronic test.
We work with you to determine the best course of action for your home for your peace of mind. Schedule an appointment with one of our certified professionals to know if your home is at risk.
Know your number and know your risk. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends mitigating a home when radon levels are tested at a level of 4.0 pCi/L of air.
Be a part of the conversation
Testing for radon in homes is the focus of National Radon Action Month, although it does not end there.
Spreading awareness is one of the greatest hurdles when it comes to protecting Kentuckians and the greater United States from the radioactive gas.
You can help by sharing this post with your friends and family! Their homes could be at risk, too.
Radon is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that causes damage to our lungs when breathed. Test your home and tell your loved ones to do the same.
And don’t forget! You can receive a free radon test kit through the Kentucky Radon Coalition through January 31st.
January is National Radon Action Month. Take action to protect your family and yourself from the harmful affects of exposure to the radioactive gas.