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2014-06-24 20:20:47

VANCOUVER, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - We are pleased to announce that an event to celebrate the launch of Radon Guard was held at the National Research Council of Canada (NRCC) in Ottawa on June 17th, 2014. The event was attended by senior NRCC and Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) staff, together with members of parliament and industry representatives. Radon Guard is a new, patent pending, structural under-slab ventilation panel system that allows for soil gas removal,...

2014-06-20 23:01:49

Vapor Protection Services announces a radon testing service coupon for Indianapolis area homeowners in support of the Indiana State Board of Health’s new enforcement policy of EPA standards for radon installation. Vapor Protection Services is offering a Radon Testing $99 Coupon, that can also act as a rebate on a new radon system, in order to reach homebuyers and sellers who regularly buy radon systems from unethical contractors and may not understand that radon really is the leading...

2014-06-12 12:29:47

TUCSON, Ariz., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public policy is often based on studies that are statistically flawed at the start, or are misrepresented in the press. William M. Briggs, Ph.D., explains six common fallacies in layman's terms in the summer issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. For example, the radon scare illustrates the "Everyone Else Said It Was True" Fallacy. A Danish study that showed no association between indoor radon levels and lung...

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...


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