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    Default January: Radon Awareness Month

    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 or by calling 1-800-SOS-RADON.
    Fed Level EPA: http://www.epa.gov/radon/
    Michigan DEQ: http://michigan.gov/deq/0,1607,7-135...196---,00.html
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
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    Oakland county is selling the test kits for half price the month of january $5.00

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    where at Leebo?

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    I am assuming 1200 n.telegraph @ the county offices.

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    For me, I'd rather pay $12 than deal with govt anything.
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    Non smokers... I wanna see the study

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    My neighbor and good friend owns http://www.peakenvironment.com/, give Peak a call!
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    I'm buying one today... will do it and probably take a few weeks to get the results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gas Man View Post
    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.
    Last edited by Kosher; 01-07-2014 at 03:18 PM.
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    I eat Radon for breakfast.
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