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Radon Testing

I am cetified by the state of Indiana to test for radon in your home.

The United Nation’s World Health Organization ¬†(WHO) says that radon is a worldwide health risk in homes. Dr. Maria Neira of WHO said that “Most radon-induced lung cancers occur from low and medium dose exposures in people’s homes. Radon is the second most important cause of lung cancer after smoking in many countries.”

The WHO recommendations are in the “Handbook on Indoor Radon: A Public Health Perspective”


Read the EPA Press Release
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The Facts…

  • Lung cancer kills thousands of Americans every
    year. Smoking, radon, and secondhand smoke are the leading causes of
    lung cancer.  Although lung cancer can be treated, the survival rate is
    one of the lowest for those with cancer.  From the time of diagnosis,
    between 11 and 15 percent of those afflicted will live beyond five
    years, depending upon demographic factors.  In many cases lung cancer
    can be prevented.
  • Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer.¬† Smoking
    causes an estimated 160,000* cancer deaths in the U.S. every year
    (American Cancer Society, 2004).  And the rate among women is rising.
    On January 11, 1964, Dr. Luther L. Terry, then U.S. Surgeon General,
    issued the first warning on the link between smoking and lung cancer.
    Lung cancer now surpasses breast cancer as the number one cause of death
    among women.  A smoker who is also exposed to radon has a much higher
    risk of lung cancer.
  • Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among
    non-smokers, according to EPA estimates.  Overall, radon is the second
    leading cause of lung cancer.  Radon is responsible for about 21,000
    lung cancer deaths every year.  About 2,900 of these deaths occur among
    people who have never smoked.  On January 13, 2005, Dr. Richard H.
    Carmona, the U.S. Surgeon General, issued a national health advisory on
    radon.  Read a study by Dr. William Field on radon-related lung cancer
    in women at www.cheec.uiowa.edu/misc/radon.html exiting EPA
  • Secondhand smoke is the third leading cause of lung cancer
    and responsible for an estimated 3,000 lung cancer deaths every year.
    Smoking affects non-smokers by exposing them to secondhand smoke.
    Exposure to secondhand smoke can have serious consequences for
    children’s health, including asthma attacks, affecting the respiratory
    tract (bronchitis, pneumonia), and may cause ear infections.

Town & Country Home Inspection Service
2616 N. Salisbury Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906-1430
Telephone: 765-714-0049
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