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Radon Mitigation and Remediation Systems Recommended in Denver, Littleton, Broomfield Colorado Homes

... Air Quality Control Agency is recommending radon gas testing, remediation, and radon removal systems for homes in the Greater Denver area. Some of the Colorado towns affected by radon gas are Denver, Littleton, Boulder, Broomfield, ...

Scientists and Investigators Cite Need for Radon Regulation to Prevent Lung Cancer- Call Current EPA Efforts Ineffective

... citizens from lung cancer caused by indoor radon exposure. Atlanta, GA ... citizens from lung cancer caused by indoor radon exposure. According to the 2008 OIG report ... More Action Needed to Protect Public from Indoor radon Risks , efforts to ...

Saving Lives One Radon Inspection at a Time

... and offers inspection specials during National radon Awareness Month. ... (PRWeb) January 20, 2009 -- January is National radon Awareness Month and according to the ... the United States is estimated to have elevated radon levels, causing thousands of lung cancer deaths ...

Radiation Victims to Rally In Washington - Demand Congressional Action to Protect Homebuyers; Organization Labels EPA's Radon Program a 'Deadly Failure'

... lung cancer survivors will be joined by two radon widows at an upcoming National Safety Council radon Awards Ceremony at the National Press Club ... by the U.S. EPA, the ceremony is part of National radon Action Month (NRAM) and will ...

Program to Identify Likely Victims of Radon-Related Lung Cancer; Survivors Commit to Risk Reduction Despite Failed Government Policy

... year of radon-related lung cancer never discover radon exposure was the likely cause. So, the American Association of radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) is now assisting Cancer Survivors Against radon (CanSAR) with a program aimed at identifying ...

Inexpensive Test Can Help Prevent Lung Cancer Caused By Radon

... -- Using a simple, inexpensive test to detect radon gas seeping into homes could help prevent lung ... stores or by contacting a Pennsylvania certified radon laboratory," said Hanger. "If radon is present above a minimal recommended level, the ...

Get Radon On Your Radar

... Agency (EPA) has declared January "National radon Action Month." In support of this ... is encouraging people across the country to get radon on their radar screens and to proactively test ... in your home and it can kill you. What is it? radon - an invisible, odorless and poisonous gas that ...

Radon: The Silent Home Invader That Can Kill

... that's going to prevent this health risk." radon is a global problem -- the World Health Organization says radon causes up to 15 percent of lung cancers ... United States is estimated to have a dangerous radon level, which the EPA defines as more than 4 ...

Radon Gas More Deadly Than Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

... the agency has designated January as National radon Action Month. radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind ... will die this year due to breathing too much radon without even knowing it, the EPA said. "It's ...

National Safety Council Names Winners of Radon Poster Contest

... has named the winners of its 2008 National radon Poster Contest, conducted in partnership with the ... The contest is an activity of National radon Action Month, sponsored each January by the ... campaign, to raise awareness about the dangers of radon gas and encourage more people to test their homes ...

PA DEP Secretary Announces Pennsylvania's Radon Poster Contest Winners

... State Winners Enter National Competition to Raise radon Awareness HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 15 ... Environmental Protection Agency sponsored the radon poster contest for students ages 9 through ... awards ceremony in January in Washington, D.C. radon is a colorless, odorless gas that occurs ...

TV Show Blows up Family's Home to Eliminate Health Risks

... The home is being destroyed to eliminate elevated radon gas levels that are thought to be causing ... 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 ...

Health Physics Society 54th Annual Meeting

... of the U.S. population Health effects of ionizing radiation Indoor radon risk Wednesday morning 1. Medical health physics CT dose ... factors at Three Mile Island Health effects of ionizing radiation Indoor radon risk MORE HIGHLIGHTS Predicting cancer risks from naturally ...

Medical Radiation Exposure of the U.S. Population Greatly Increased Since the Early 1980s

... for 2006. Background radiation, which in 2006 contributed fully half of the total exposure, comes from natural radiation in soil and rocks, radon gas which seeps into homes and other buildings, plus radiation from space and radiation sources that are found naturally within the human body. ...

Indoor residential air quality has significant impact on health

... information is useful for both homeowners and physicians in helping prevent and treat possible health problems. Exposure to second hand smoke and radon are the most common causes of lung cancer after cigarette smoking. ...

St. Louis Park Vapor Systems Installation Nearly Complete; Meeting July 10

... level. (One property owner did not provide installation access after the initial sampling.) The vapor-abatement systems resemble commonly seen radon gas-abatement systems. Follow up subsurface and indoor air sampling of those residences with vapor-abatement systems will be conducted 30 days and ...

Eco Site Awards Launched to Honor Organizations' Devotion to Ecology, Health, Safety, and the Environment

... its customer service and fulfillment headquarters in Iowa City, Iowa. Safe Home Products offers over 5,000 products including carbon monoxide and radon detectors, emergency preparedness equipment, environmentally-friendly cleaning supplies, pet products, pest control solutions, and home medical ...

BREATHE Lung Cancer Conference, Nov. 30, Offers Medical and Patient Education, Advocacy and Survivor's Perspective

... alive within five years. Those at highest risk for developing lung cancer are tobacco users. Others who are exposed to secondhand smoke, asbestos, radon or other dangerous environmental elements are also at increased risk. As Jennifer Jusco, age 56, of Rochester Hills, Michigan, will attest, you ...

Fighting the Gassy Effects of Good Eating, From the Harvard Health Letter

... certain cases, an antibiotic might be worth considering. Also in this issue: -- Making prescription bottles clearer -- radon in homes -- Cranberry juice and warfarin -- Selenium, diabetes link -- Sugarless gum sweeteners -- By the way, ...

Patients Find Healthy Vein in Old Austrian Mine

... 100 percent humidity, and a high natural level of radon gas," said Franz Zaver Rieser, a manager at the ... issues regular warnings that high exposure to radon can increase the risk of lung cancer. It has been ... say patients are given one day without inhaling radon in between two days of treatment, and say the gas ...

Canadians Urged to Renovate Houses to Check Radon Gas Radiation

... could be constantly exposed to radiation from radon gas. Radon is a naturally occurring ... killing them." Health Canada estimates radon gas kills 2,000 people annually in this country, ... combined, and one-tenth of the estimated 20,000 radon deaths in the U.S. Radon gas is odourless, ...

Irish Households Exposed To Lethal Radiation

... For people who are or were smokers, the risk from radon is significantly higher than for people who have ... 91,000 homes in Ireland has increased levels of radon but only 3,900 have been identified. People ... found to have the third highest concentration of radon gas recorded to date in a home in Ireland and the ...

WHO Steps Up To Create A Public Awareness About The Consequences Of Exposure To Radon

... radon is a chemically inert, naturally occurring radioactive gas// without odour, colour or taste. radon is a natural radioactive gas that emanates from the ground into the air. radon gas in the air is present worldwide, its ...

Tritium Risks at New Heights

... contentious topics in radiation safety. Tritium is a radioactive form of hydrogen, but is considered less of a cancer risk than substances such as radon that emit very large and damaging particles into cells when the elements decay. ...

Non Smoking Women Less Prone To Lung Cancer

... cases of lung cancer in US were caused by smoking. The other causes of death among non smokers in US include secondhand smoke, asbestos exposure and radon gas. ...
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