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2014-01-29 23:30:38

During National Radon Action Month, Grinnell Mutual encourages Midwesterners to test their homes and business for the second leading cause of lung cancer, radon. Grinnell, IA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 During National Radon Action Month, Grinnell Mutual encourages Midwesterners to test their homes and business for the second leading cause of lung cancer, radon. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is responsible for more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths per year....

2014-01-02 16:20:22

Elevated Levels of Radon Affect Almost Half of Pennsylvania Homes HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection reminded Pennsylvanians today that January is National Radon Action Month. Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally through the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks. It can seep into homes through cracks in basements and foundations and can build up inside to concentrations many times the...

2013-12-13 23:26:57

The Shakopee, MN company warns homeowners that high levels of Radon found inside a home could lead to lung cancer. Shakopee, MN (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 Quality Heating and Air Services, Inc., a ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) contractor that provides heater repair in Shakopee MN, now offers in-home radon testing and removal. Radon, an odorless radioactive gas that can seep into a home through floor cracks, construction joints, and the water supply, is the second leading cause of...

2013-11-02 23:02:54

More people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. The American Lung Association reports that approximately 373,489 Americans are living with lung cancer. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) November 02, 2013 Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer and radon is the second. Radon is an invisible gas and comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Getting your home tested is inexpensive and important. Lung Cancer...

2013-10-10 08:29:35

Norwegian company Corentium AS enters the US market with its Corentium Digital Continuous Radon Monitor Model QRI, an innovative battery-powered device that allows a more convenient and efficient detection method for radon in the home. OSLO, Norway, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- There are epidemiological evidences that indoor radon exposure is responsible for a substantial number of lung cancers in the general population. In the US alone, more than 20 thousand people die yearly...

2013-10-10 08:22:54

The EPA has estimated that as many as 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year are caused by radon. Radon is a national problem because elevated radon levels have been discovered in every state. It has been estimated that 1 in 5 homes currently has elevated radon levels. FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Radon Awareness Week Radon Awareness Week publicizes the dangers of radon to Americans. The event provides information about radon. It is a colorless, radioactive gas...

2013-10-09 20:21:26

SWAT Environmental has made Inc. Magazine's 5,000 fastest growing companies list for the second consecutive year. As of 2012 SWAT Environmental has a 208% growth over three years. PITTSBURGH, Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SWAT Environmental makes Inc. Magazine's 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies! As the cases of lung cancer leading to death grow in the United States, cigarette smoking, although still the leading cause, is rapidly being pursued by radon, a deadly gas found in older...

2013-09-24 12:28:55

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gov. Corbett today urged Pennsylvania students, ages nine to 14, to enter a national radon poster contest designed to help raise awareness about the dangers of radon. The deadline to enter is Nov. 1. "Through their participation in this contest, our students will learn more about an environmental health hazard that affects many Pennsylvania homes," Governor Corbett said. "I hope that when they share what they've learned with the...

2013-08-19 16:25:34

Experts Predict Tens of Thousands of Lives Saved NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lung Cancer Action Network (LungCAN), a collaborative group of 21 lung cancer advocacy organizations, today unanimously endorsed lung cancer screening recommendations recently released in draft form by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130819/DC66175LOGO) "Tens of thousands of lives will be saved," said Lung Cancer...

2013-06-06 23:37:35

The American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists is pleased to announce the establishment of a charitable non-profit, AARST Foundation, and to announce that the new organization has recently received approval from the Internal Revenue Service to operate under a 501 c 3 tax exempt status that allows contributions to the foundation tax deductible. Fletcher, North Carolina (PRWEB) June 05, 2013 The American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists is pleased to announce...