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Gas Man
01-06-2014, 05:15 PM
I'm going to pick up a home self kit from the store when I am out tomorrow.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2014


A Risk You Can Fix: Protect Your Family’s Health by Testing Your Home for Radon Gas in 2014

21,000 Radon-Related Lung Cancer Deaths Each Year

WASHINGTON – As Americans across the country look for ways to improve their health this New Year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is highlighting radon testing and mitigation as a simple and affordable step to significantly reduce the risk for lung cancer. Radon is a natural colorless, odorless radioactive gas, and is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, but testing for radon and reducing elevated levels when they are found can make your home healthier and safer.

“Testing for radon is an easy and affordable way to protect your family’s health,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. ”Radon is a radioactive gas that can be found in homes all across the country; the only way know if your home has high levels is to test it.”

Part of EPA’s radon action campaign is to remind people to “Test, Fix, Save a Life,” and to recognize every January as radon action month.

- Test: All homes with or without basements should be tested for radon. Affordable Do-It-Yourself radon test kits are available online and at home improvement and hardware stores, or you can hire a qualified radon tester.
- Fix: EPA recommends taking action to fix radon levels at or above 4 picoCuries per Liter (pCi/L) and contacting a qualified radon-reduction contractor. In most cases, a system with a vent pipe and fan is used to reduce radon. Addressing high radon levels often costs the same as other minor home repairs.
- Save a Life: 21,000 Americans die from radon related lung cancer each year. By fixing elevated levels in your home, you can help prevent lung cancer while creating a healthier home for you and your family.

Taking action to test and fix high levels of radon gas is not only a strong investment for your health, but also for your home. Radon test results are a positive selling point for those putting a house on the market and in many areas is a required part of real estate transactions. In addition, if you are looking to build a new home, there are now are safer and healthier radon-resistant construction techniques that home buyers can discuss with builders to prevent this health hazard.

More information on how to test, find a qualified radon professional, obtain a test kit or contact your state radon office is available at http://www.epa.gov/radon (http://www.epa.gov/radon) or by calling 1-800-SOS-RADON.


Fed Level EPA: http://www.epa.gov/radon/ (http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.epa.gov%2Fradon%2F&h=6AQEPm4Bw&enc=AZNLQQScPwPTCjJK9ByZ5_sorSe4OuQ2IRAC0jUVStLiD9 IL2WG1Pdasxp4drT-C99CjbQNMZKRQDSv8EHUIy_pilu0kW5kSU6UhDo3C76M3DqK6Q cL2P_6IwrtN5PFKJq0eYAxw3ZKcS9YlV53jey8vjB7HQNwerCl FjHw1Pb8Snw&s=1)
Michigan DEQ: http://michigan.gov/deq/0,1607,7-135-3310_4105_4196---,00.html

leebo
01-06-2014, 05:20 PM
Oakland county is selling the test kits for half price the month of january $5.00

Firetaz419
01-06-2014, 07:53 PM
where at Leebo?

leebo
01-06-2014, 08:35 PM
I am assuming 1200 n.telegraph @ the county offices.

Gas Man
01-06-2014, 10:50 PM
For me, I'd rather pay $12 than deal with govt anything.

junkyardjon
01-07-2014, 11:34 AM
Non smokers... I wanna see the study

Kosher
01-07-2014, 12:19 PM
My neighbor and good friend owns http://www.peakenvironment.com/, give Peak a call!

Gas Man
01-07-2014, 01:04 PM
I'm buying one today... will do it and probably take a few weeks to get the results.

Kosher
01-07-2014, 02:46 PM
I'm buying one today... will do it and probably take a few weeks to get the results.

If you need it (I hope you don't), give Dave at Peak a call for the remediation, he does top notch work. Like all service industries, there are less than scrupulous companies out there. Dave's company is high integrity, certified, bonded and active in industry associations.

Mudpuppy
01-07-2014, 04:31 PM
I eat Radon for breakfast.

Gas Man
01-07-2014, 09:47 PM
If you need it (I hope you don't), give Dave at Peak a call for the remediation, he does top notch work. Like all service industries, there are less than scrupulous companies out there. Dave's company is high integrity, certified, bonded and active in industry associations.

I will if I need it... I always take a personal recommendation over anything else.

Gas Man
01-22-2014, 12:01 PM
Got my test results back... 2.2 pCi/L and that is considered a decent rating. I spoke to Dave @ Peak and he assured me that my rating wasn't bad. He suggested sealing my sump pump opening with a plastic bag and duct tape to lower it some more. Also said to test it when it's warmer out. That testing it with a low pressure weather system or t-storms can raise the test results. So I will do this test again in like June on a couple clear and sunny warm days.

Dave was super knowledgeable and helpful, further didn't try to sell me on anything. Stand up dude.

Seriously guys.. go to Lowe's (not Home Depot, because Home Depot's test is 4 times as much). and get the $13 kit. It's worth the time for you and your families health!!

Kosher
01-22-2014, 01:17 PM
Got my test results back... 2.2 pCi/L and that is considered a decent rating. I spoke to Dave @ Peak and he assured me that my rating wasn't bad. He suggested sealing my sump pump opening with a plastic bag and duct tape to lower it some more. Also said to test it when it's warmer out. That testing it with a low pressure weather system or t-storms can raise the test results. So I will do this test again in like June on a couple clear and sunny warm days.

Dave was super knowledgeable and helpful, further didn't try to sell me on anything. Stand up dude.

Seriously guys.. go to Lowe's (not Home Depot, because Home Depot's test is 4 times as much). and get the $13 kit. It's worth the time for you and your families health!!

Dave is the man!

Kosher
01-22-2014, 01:28 PM
Non smokers... I wanna see the study

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