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The Environmental Protection Agency has designated January as National Radon Action Month, a time when homeowners are encouraged to learn more about radon and how to take action to protect their homes through radon testing and mitigation.
Columbus, OH - January 2, 2019
Columbus Business Supports January Radon Action Month
Ohio Basement Authority’s Radon Experts Say, “Test your home. Protect your family.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 2, 2019
Columbus, OH – Thousands of people in central Ohio could be saved from radon-related lung cancer by testing for and then installing a radon mitigation system. Radon is a cancer-causing gas that can seep into homes, businesses and schools, and is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
“We know that radon is a carcinogen,” said Tom Kelly, former Director of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Indoor Environments Division. “Research confirms that breathing low levels of radon can lead to lung cancer.” (www.epa.gov/radon)
To raise awareness of radon, the EPA designated January as Radon Action Month in 1999. Why January? The best time to test is when you have “closed house conditions.” Closed house conditions are when the windows are closed and less likely to be used, and there is less traffic in and out of your home. In addition to raising radon awareness, this month of action is meant to encourage people to get their homes tested for radon.
Ohio Basement Authority is the local leader in radon mitigation. Our radon experts can help determine if a building’s radon levels are above the EPA’s recommended 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L), and if so, can install an aesthetically pleasing and affordable radon mitigation system.
Radon Action Month is a collaborative effort between the EPA and other national organizations dedicated to lowering radon exposure, like the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) and National Radon Defense, of which Ohio Basement Authority is a member.
Testing and mitigating will help save lives here and all over the country. Through our continued work to increase awareness about radon’s dangers, and testing and mitigating homes, we look forward to the day when we can eliminate lung cancer deaths caused by radon exposure.
For more information on radon and its health effects, radon testing and radon mitigation systems, contact:
Ohio Basement Authority