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Radon warning from the U.S. Surgeon General

Idaho Radon Services
November 30, 2023
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Radon is a radioactive gas that you can't see, taste, or smell. Exposure to it is a serious health risk and the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Radon warning has been given.

Important groups like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are concerned about radon and have suggested actions to stay healthy, starting with testing your home for radon. Even more, in 2005, U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona joined their lead and issued a national radon warning.

According to Carmona, “…breathing [radon] over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country. It’s important to know that this threat is completely preventable. Radon can be detected with a simple test and fixed through well-established venting techniques.”

Taking action: Testing for radon gas

Following the Surgeon General's radon warning is easy, and testing your home for radon is simple. If you in Idaho, we’ll send you a free test kit—all you need to do is fill out the form on this page. If your home tests high, we’ll also walk you through the steps to take to reduce radon levels in your home.

Still have questions? Give us a call at 208-225-8500.

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