Here are some facts from the US EPA website. For a more thorough list of myths and facts, please see their website: www.epa.gov/radon
Myth 1: Scientists are not sure that radon really is a problem
Fact: Although some scientists dispute the
precise number of deaths due to radon, all
the major health organizations (like the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
the American Lung Association and the
American Medical Association) agree with
estimates that radon causes thousands of
preventable lung cancer deaths every year.
This is especially true among smokers, since
the risk to smokers is much greater than to
Myth 2: Radon testing is difficult, time-consuming and expensive.
Fact: Radon testing is easy. You can test your home yourself or hire a qualified radon test
company. Either approach takes only a small amount of time and effort.
Myth 3: Homes with radon problems can't be fixed.
Fact: there are simple solutions to radon problems in homes. Thousands of homeowners
have already fixed radon problems. Most homes can be fixed for about the same cost as
other common home repairs. Call you state radon office
(www.epa.gov/radon/whereyoulive.html) for help in identifying qualified mitigation
Myth 4: Radon affects only certain kinds of homes
Fact: Radon can be a problem in homes of all types: old homes, new homes, drafty homes,
insulated homes, homes with basements, and homes without basements. Local geology,
construction materials, and how the home was built are among the factors that can affect
radon levels in homes.
Myth 5: Radon is only a problem in certain parts of the country.
Fact: High radon levels have been found in every state. Radon problems do vary from
area to area but the only way to know your radon level is to test.
If you need to have a radon test kit placed in your home, call us today: 888-400-2740 or schedule here.