According to EPA, over 8 million U.S. homes are affected by dangerous levels of radon gas. This is far from...
According to EPA, over 8 million U.S. homes are affected by dangerous levels of radon gas. This is far from good news considering that the World Health Organization says that radon gas is responsible for approximately 20,000 deaths in the U.S. and 100,000 deaths worldwide each year. Radon is also the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and the second leading cause for smokers. Amazingly, radon is associated with more deaths each year than any other in-home hazard including fires, carbon monoxide, drowning, poisoning, falls, and even guns! Wow right - radon is not something you want in your home for the safety of your baby and you! In order to keep your home and family safe, The Surgeon General is urging families to take steps to test for radon in the home. Testing for radon is easy and inexpensive. "Radon test kits can be purchased from hardware stores, health departments, or online for around $20.00," states Jeff Finken; a certified radon mitigation specialist with Air Quality Control Agency. Because you can't see, smell or taste radon, you have to test your home to find out if you've got it. If your home ends up having levels of radon that are unsafe (above 2.7 according to the World Health Organization) a qualified contractor can install a radon reduction system to fix the problem. Why bring a baby home to a toxic space? Learn more about radon at radon reduction and learn about other home toxins that can harm your baby.

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