The World Health Organization has released their mortality statistics for 2010 and a startling statistic about in-home causes of death surfaced. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Radon Gas causes over 20,000 deaths annually in the United States. To put that into perspective, Radon caused more deaths in 2010 than drunk driving, fires, and carbon monoxide.
The EPA is urging the U.S. media to assist in creating awareness of this silent killer by declaring January National Radon Awareness Month. Radon problems have been detected in almost every county in the United States. The Surgeon General and American Lung Association have also taken action to help prevent these needless deaths by recommending that all homes in the U.S. be tested regardless of geographic location or foundation type.
Testing is the key. If elevated levels are found, mitigation will reduce the risk.
You can learn more about Radon Gas and National Radon Action Month 2011 at radonmonth.wordpress.com.
Also visit our website at http://radoncontrols.blogspot.com/ a very good site for realtors and prospective home buyers.