If you’ve ever bought a home before, chances are you had a home inspection conducted prior to signing a contract. Pre-purchase home inspections are designed to identify a variety of structural and mechanical issues that you might not be able to spot during an ordinary walkthrough. In many cases, however, these standard home inspections do… Read more »
Testing Reveals Elevated Radon Levels in the Hudson Valley
Carcinogenic radon gas can be found in homes across the country, and some areas in New York are particularly prone to radon issues. In October 2017, radon testing in the Hudson Valley identified more than 4,000 homes with radon levels that exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended guidelines. The tests were conducted in Dutchess, Orange,… Read more »
Winter Is the Best Time of Year to Get a Radon Inspection
Radon gas can be extremely dangerous if you are exposed to it on a regular basis. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, radon is currently the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the nation and exposure to radon results in more than 20,000 deaths in the U.S. every year. Therefore, the EPA suggests that all… Read more »
Genesee County Health Department Offers Free Radon Test kits
Radon gas can be found in states all across the country, and New York is no exception. In fact, elevated radon levels have been well-documented in New York’s Southern Tier. As a result, some state lawmakers are attempting to pass new legislation that would require homeowners to test their properties for radon before selling them…. Read more »
Elevated Radon Levels are Common in New York’s Southern Tier
Did you know that exposure to radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States? Radon exposure is a health hazard that homeowners throughout the country should be aware of, but it’s particularly problematic in regions that have a documented record of elevated radon levels. In Iowa and North Dakota,… Read more »
Radon and Half Life: Why You Can’t ‘Wait Out’ a Radon Problem
Did you know that you could be surrounded by the second-leading cause of lung cancer right now and not even know it? According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, more than 20,000 people die every year as a result of lung cancer caused by radon, which is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that is found… Read more »
Where Does Radon Come From?
Every year, 21,000 people die from radon-related lung cancer, according to Everyday Health. If this statistic isn’t shocking enough, then consider this: few people know what radon even is. The fact is that radon poses a grave threat to our homes and our lives, but what really is radon and how does it get into… Read more »
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