Archive for January, 2012
Test Your Atlanta Home For National Radon Action Month
Some residents of the Atlanta area may feel that radon is a problem primarily for those living in the northeast, but that is simply not the case. The fact is that radon is a serious threat to the safety of Atlanta area, and those residents need to take the threat seriously. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas, and it occurs virtually everywhere in the world. Atlanta area residents are not immune, and they should not simply assume that their homes do not have high levels of radon.
During the month of January, the Environmental Protection Agency is urging all homeowners, both in the metro Atlanta region and around the country, to have their homes tested for radon. In declaring January National Radon Action Month, the EPA hopes to spur homeowners to radon action, resulting in a reduced death toll from this dangerous radioactive gas.
Radon Causes Lung Cancer
The health impact of National Radon Action Month could be significant, since radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, and the second leading cause among those who smoke. According to the World Health Organization, radon exposure is responsible for some 20,000 deaths from lung cancer just in the United States, and some 100,000 deaths worldwide. Those statistics mean that radon exposure is responsible for as many as 15 percent of lung cancer cases, so those living in the Atlanta area definitely need to be concerned about their own health and the health of their families.
Fortunately, National Radon Action Month is the perfect time for Atlanta area residents to finally have their homes tested. If you have not yet had your Atlanta area home tested for radon, the beginning of the year is the perfect time to make a new start. Every day you delay having your home tested is one more day that radon could be building up, so it is important to act quickly.
Hire an Experienced Radon Company
It is also important to work with a qualified radon mitigation service if you find high levels of this radioactive gas inside your Atlanta area home. Radon can be a difficult problem to fix, and it is important to work only with an experienced and certified contractor to get rid of the contamination. As the largest radon mitigator in the country, SWAT has access to the widest network of certified technicians, so you can be sure the job will be done right.
SWAT will be offering special discounts and other promotions during the month of January to celebrate National Radon Action Month. That means Atlanta area residents can have their homes fixed for less, protecting themselves and their families without breaking the bank or going into debt. If you have been putting off having your Atlanta area home tested because of cost, now is the perfect time to act for radon action.
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