Archive for January, 2012
Is Your Home Radon Free? It’s Radon Action Month
While radon is a problem for residents all across the country and around the world, residents of the Framingham area can be at particular risk. Whether you just moved to the Framingham area or have been a lifelong resident, it is important to take the problem of radon contamination seriously.
That is because radon contamination is a leading cause of health problems for Framingham area residents and for those around the country. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that radon exposure is responsible for up to 15 percent of all lung cancer cases, both in the Framingham area and elsewhere in the United States and around the world. That means that up to 20,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States, and 100,000 around the world, are attributable to radon exposure.
If you have not yet had your Framingham area home tested for radon contamination, the time to do so is now. Delaying radon testing for your Framingham area home could be putting yourself and your family at risk, since radon exposure can accumulate over time and cause serious health problems. Every day you delay is one more day your family could be exposed to radon in your Framingham area home.
You Do Not Know Your Home is Safe Until You Test for Radon
One of the things that makes radon so dangerous to residents in the Framingham area is that this colorless radioactive gas can seep in through even the tiniest cracks in the foundation and the basement walls. No matter how tight or well built your Framingham area home may be, the settling of the foundation could allow dangerous radon gas to enter the living space and put your family at risk. Until you have your home tested for radon contamination you can never be sure.
That is why the Environmental Protection Agency has declared that January is National Radon Action Month. The agency knows that radon is a serious problem for Framingham residents, and they hope to use National Radon Action Month to urge those in the Framingham and around the country to have their homes tested.
Radon Action Month is the Best Time to Get Your Home Tested For Radon
During the month of January, Framingham area residents can expect to see a number of public service announcements by the EPA, as well as special offers from those in the business of radon mitigation. SWAT, the largest radon mitigator in the country, will be offering special discounts and incentives to Framingham area residents who need to have their radon problems fixed in a fast, effective and efficient manner.
As the largest radon mitigator in the country, SWAT has access to a wide network of certified technicians who have experience in the Framingham area. That local expertise gives Framingham area residents peace of mind and provides yet another incentive for them to have their homes tested. If you have been putting off testing on your Framingham area home, National Radon Action Month is the perfect time to act.
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