According to EPA.GOV, “Radon is a health hazard with a simple solution.” At Harker Heating & Cooling, we agree. But, how can we be sure Radon is a health risk? The EPA, ” Has a wealth of scientific data on the relationship between radon exposure and the development of lung cancer. The scientific experts agree that the occupational miner data is a very solid base from which to estimate risk of lung cancer deaths annually. While residential radon epidemiology studies will improve what we know about radon, they will not supersede the occupational data. Health authorities like the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Surgeon General , the American Lung Association, the American Medical Association, and others agree that we know enough now to recommend radon testing and to encourage public action when levels are above 4 pCi/L. The most comprehensive of these efforts has been the National Academy of Science’s Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR VI) Report (see https://www.epa.gov/radon/health-risk-radon#beir). This report reinforces that radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer and is a serious public health problem. As in the case of cigarette smoking, it would probably take many years and rigorous scientific research to produce the composite data needed to make an even more definitive conclusion.”
To find out if your home needs Radon Mitigation, please reach out to us at 608 255 6902. We’d love to talk to you about having a test kit placed in your home.
During our visit, your specialist will you to come up with a plan to successfully mitigate radon in your home. While there, we’ll also answer any questions you have about radon, identify where radon may be entering your home, and work with you to customize a written cost quote for a radon mitigation system.