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Reduce Risk Of Lung Cancer Caused By Radon

Utah Radon Services
July 30, 2018
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Cancer is a horrible disease that affects millions of people throughout the world. And lung cancer is one of the most common types. While the cause of cancer is not always known, there are a few things you can do to reduce risk the of lung cancer. Wondering how you can protect yourself and your family from the risk of lung cancer? As the old saying goes, “an ounce of prevention……”

Reduce Risk Of Lung Cancer

The 2 leading causes of lung cancer are preventable! Yes, you can actually reduce your risk of contracting lung cancer greatly. The first cause... smoking. Smokers and people consistantly exposed to second hand smoke are the most at risk for getting lung cancer. Don't smoke - for your health and the health of your loved ones. Not smoking automatically reduces your risk of lung cancer.

And the second most leading cause of contracting lung cancer may surprise you. It is exposure to radon gas. Radon gas is the natural by product of uranium in soil as it breaks down and decays. It is radioactive and accounts for up to 70% of the radiation we as Utahns are exposed to.  When it enters your home through cracks & pores in the foundation, then becomes a risk to contracting lung cancer.

Cancer prevention research done at the Public Healthy Sciences Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, as well as from other leading sources in cancer prevention, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, have recommended you test your home for radon gas.  If necessary, install a radon mitigation system to keep your levels below 4 pCi/L, as recommended for safety by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). At nearly 21,0000 deaths per year attributed to radon related lung cancer, the risk is not worth it.  A radon reduction system is easy and affordable to install and can give you peace of mind.

Call us today or fill out the form on this page to schedule your test today. Radon Mitigation or reduction can help you protect yourself and your family.

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