by Henry Slack — When we run through the list of IAQ problems, most of us in the field probably think like this: Mold VOCs Asthma triggers CO/combustion gases When pressed, we might add secondhand smoke to this list, although that’s usually not why anyone calls an IAQ professional (Instead, they scream in frustration at
By Bob Wood Radon causes 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. and 3,200 lung cancer deaths every year in Canada. If I were to tell you that scientists in Canada and the U.S. have developed inexpensive methods to test for radon, that building scientists have developed methods to fix a building with elevated levels,
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Radon is the second cause of lung cancer in the general population, after smoking. Epidemiological studies have provided convincing evidence of an association between indoor radon exposure and lung cancer, even at the relatively low radon levels commonly found in residential buildings. However, efforts to act on this information and to reduce the number of
Reduce Radon Levels In Your Home Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer for the general population. The Surgeon General and EPA recommend testing for radon and reducing radon in homes that have high levels. Fix your home if your radon level is confirmed