Navigation Links
TV Show Blows up Family's Home to Eliminate Health Risks
Date:10/30/2007

But there is a better solution for Kentucky families

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday night November 4th at 8:00 PM EST the popular ABC television program "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will blow up a home in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The home is being destroyed to eliminate elevated radon gas levels that are thought to be causing respiratory illnesses to the family living there. The problem is local radon industry leaders don't think the explosion will get rid of the radon.

What is radon?

Radon is a natural, odorless gas that is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, killing an estimated 21,000 Americans each year. A recent study by the University of North Dakota also suggests radon may be linked to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

Save the dynamite

"It is critical for people to be aware of the dangers of radon," states local industry expert and Protect Indoor Air Quality Services president Kyle Hoylman. "But we want people to know that although a big explosion makes for good TV ratings, no reference in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols for radon mitigation suggests blowing up a home. In fact, a newly built home on the same site will most likely have the same radon problem, since most radon is emitted from the ground underneath the home -- not the home itself."

How can I protect my family from radon?

Information from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the EPA shows Kentucky as possessing many potentially high radon areas. Over 50% of homes in Jefferson County are thought to have high levels of radon. "But the good news is fixing a home with high levels of radon is usually a straight forward and cost-effective procedure that doesn't involve explosives," Hoylman adds.

The U.S. Surgeon General and EPA recommend all homes be tested for elevated radon levels by professional groups like Protect Indoor Air Quality Services, which is an industry-leading, nationally certified environmental services company specializing in radon testing and mitigation. The company assists families with creating healthier homes through sensible environmental solutions. Additional information can be found at http://www.protectservices.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Protect Indoor Air Quality Services
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Folic Acid blows Gene-based Colon Cancer
2. Athletic Gear in Youth Not Protective Against Near Fatal Blows to chest
3. Jumping genes eliminate sections of DNA
4. a New Pill Can eliminate menstruation
5. Bush Urged To Press India To Eliminate Medical Tariffs
6. Elephantiasis Is Eliminated In Egypt Due To Mass Drug Administration
7. Campaign to Eliminate Cervical Cancer
8. Inculcating Positive Thoughts Could Eliminate Depressive Mood
9. Researchers claim That Regular Use Of Hib Vaccine In Africa Could Eliminate H. Influenza totally.
10. Hospitals To Get Extra Consultants To Eliminate A&E Crisis
11. HIV discrimination in workplace should be eliminated
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2017)... , ... June 26, 2017 , ... ... staff, and consumers are seeing lots of red these days. According to recent ... charges that result from medical coding errors(1). Some studies point to Electronic Health ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2017 , ... FCPX ... media into an old-fashioned vintage look. FCPX LUT Vintage Volume 2 contains 60 different ... film grain for distorted looks, vignettes and blurs to single out subjects, plus much ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... Rosa, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2017 , ... ... more green and growing foliage and plants, and along with that; a humdinger of ... sensitive allergy sufferers, it also means an increase in misery-causing grass and weed pollen. ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... , ... June is Men’s Health Month and the focus is on prostate cancer. ... the U.S. and the third most common cause of cancer related death today; lung cancer ... will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Those at highest risk ...
(Date:6/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2017 , ... ... Dental365 family. Located at 217 Portion Road in Lake Ronkonkoma, Dental365 offers patients ... and weekends so that visits to the dentist fit into their patients’ busy ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/5/2017)... The Cincinnati location of ... (NYSE: DPLO), has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2017 ... Results are based on an employee survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, ... improvement. The survey measures several aspects of workplace culture, including ... ...
(Date:6/3/2017)... , June 3, 2017  Eli Lilly ... announced that results from the Phase 3 MONARCH ... (CDK)4 & 6 inhibitor, in combination with fulvestrant, ... with fulvestrant alone in women with hormone-receptor-positive (HR+), ... breast cancer who have relapsed or progressed after ...
(Date:6/1/2017)... , June 1, 2017 Nutriceutical Holdings (NH), ... Recommended Solutions (VRS), and KD Pharma Group have decided ... Holdings by KD Pharma Group. KD Pharma Group will ... option to acquire the entire company. "We ... They are committed to growing the NH companies by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: