Posts in the “Radon Radon” category:

The Silent Killer in Your Home

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 27th, 2014 |

News Headline: Radon: The Silent Killer in Your Home Date: 4/27/14 Outlet Full Name: USA Today Author: Mary Bowerman http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/27/radon-gas-lung-cancer/5464531/ Tobacco smoke in a home is easy to detect as it drifts through the air or leaves its odor in clothes or furniture. Its health toll is equally as obvious as the leading cause of […]

Study Examines Increase in Lung Cancer Risk From Combined Radon and Tobacco Smoke Exposure

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 25th, 2014 |

News Headline: Study Examines Increase in Lung Cancer Risk From Combined Radon and Tobacco Smoke Exposure Date: 4/25/14 Outlet Full Name: Medical Xpress Author: Mallory Powell http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-04-lung-cancer-combined-radon-tobacco.html In the words of Dr. Ellen Hahn, professor in the University of Kentucky’s colleges of nursing and public health, Kentucky has the “triple crown of lung cancer” – […]

High Radon Levels May Be a Downside to Having a Tight, Energy- Efficient House

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 30th, 2014 |

News Headline: High Radon Levels May Be a Downside to Having a Tight, Energy- Efficient House Date: 1/30/14 Outlet Full Name: The Washington Post Author: Jill Chodorov http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/where-we-live/wp/2014/01/30/high-radon-levels-may-be-a-downside-to-having-a-tight-energy-efficient-house/?tid=hpModule_34d54128-919e-11e2-bdea-e32ad90da239 Robert Eisen purchased his home 13 years ago in the Kemp Mill neighborhood of Silver Spring. At the time, the radon level was well below the United […]

Keeping Out Drafts Could Mean More Radon Risk at Home

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 23rd, 2014 |

Date: 1/23/14 Outlet Full Name: Reuters Author: Kathryn Doyle http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/23/us-lung-cancer-radon-idUSBREA0M1BF20140123 Sealing up houses to improve energy efficiency also traps more radon inside and may lead to a higher risk of lung cancer, according to a new study based on modeling. Guidelines suggest people install ventilation systems when they try to reduce heat loss from their […]

Start Your Year Off Right- Protect Your Family From Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 7th, 2014 |

News Headline:  Start Your Year Off Right- Protect Your Family From Lung Cancer Date:  1/7/14 Outlet Full Name:  Huffington Post Author:  Harold Wimmer http://www.huffingtonpost.com/harold-wimmer-/start-your-year-off-right_b_4550374.html Compiled all your New Year’s resolutions, have you? Bet you don’t have this one on your list, but it could save your life: Test your home for radon. Radon is the […]

Start Your Year Off Right- Protect Your Family From Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 7th, 2014 |

News Headline: Start Your Year Off Right- Protect Your Family From Lung Cancer Date: 1/7/14 Outlet Full Name: Huffington Post Author: Harold Wimmer http://www.huffingtonpost.com/harold-wimmer-/start-your-year-off-right_b_4550374.html Compiled all your New Year’s resolutions, have you? Bet you don’t have this one on your list, but it could save your life: Test your home for radon. Radon is the […]

Groups Raising Radon Awareness

Posted by Samantha Powell on December 8th, 2013 |

News Headline:  Groups Raising Radon Awareness Date:  12/8/13 Outlet Full Name:  Statesman Journal Author:  No author http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20131208/NEWS/312080053/Groups-raising-radon-awareness?nclick_check=1 West Salem parents anxiously awaiting the release of a report on a possible environmental cause for a string of childhood cancer cases there wonder — was radon responsible? A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency preliminary study, tentatively scheduled for […]

Radon and Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on November 21st, 2013 |

News Headline:  Radon and Lung Cancer Date:  11/21/13 Outlet Full Name:  WHSV Virginia Author:  Nicole DiAntonio http://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/Radon-and-Lung-Cancer-232927161.html?ref=161 HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking. But how do you know you aren’t living in a contaminated home? Dusty Donaldson, the executive director of the Dusty Joy Foundation, a […]

Reduce Lung Cancer Risk in 2013 by Testing Your Home for Radon Gas / Elevated radon levels found in roughly 1 in 15 homes nationwide

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 14th, 2013 | No comments

Reduce Lung Cancer Risk in 2013 by Testing Your Home for Radon Gas / Elevated radon levels found in roughly 1 in 15 homes nationwide Contact Information: Molly Hooven, Hooven.Molly@epa.gov, 202-564-2313, 202-564-4355. En español: Lina Younes, younes.lina@epa.gov, 202-564-9924, 202-464-4355 WASHINGTON –A As part of National Radon Action Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced […]