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Occasionally, radon makes the news. We catch those and share them with you.

Boogeyman

THE BOOGEYMAN!

What is radon? A boring but important concern!

There are still many people that do not know what radon is or that it is the #1 cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. I get those calls almost daily and my immediate reaction is alarm. Then I put it into perspective and realize if not for being in the radon business, I too might not be in the know. Therefore, I will do my due diligence
and list a few radon facts, plain and simple.

1. Radon comes from the natural decay of uranium in the soil.

2. Radon gas decays into radioactive particles and can be trapped in your lungs when you breathe. As the particles break down further, they release small bursts of energy. This can cause damage to lung tissue and may lead to lung cancer.

3. Homes,  new or old,  have the potential to show elevated levels of radon.

4. Misconception:   A home closed up for a long period of time will test higher than a home under normal usage.  Radon reaches its highest potential level within about 12 hours of being closed up.

5. Radon fluctuates,  it does not maintain a constant level.

6. Nearly any home can be fixed. A home with a radon system is a home with an additional safety feature.

7. A radon system is roughly the cost of a new hot water heater. However,  a new hot water heater will not save your life,  although,  at times you may think so!

The invisible boogeyman…it’s not under the bed, not in the closet, you can’t see it, you can’t smell it, you can’t taste it or hear it, but it’s there.

TEST YOUR HOME FOR RADON TO UNMASK THIS BOOGEYMAN!

Milo is the happiest dog!

LIFE IS GOOD!!!

Just like the Kenny Chesney song says…we all want to go to heaven, just don’t wanna go right now!

Look at that cute face, that is Milo.   I cannot express how much he is missed everyday.  June 4, 2014 marked one year ago Milo, went to wait for us on the rainbow bridge. There were very few places Milo did not accompany me, on foot, in vehicle, on lawn mower,  even on the seadoo! Milo made me smile, laugh and relax.

Whether canine or human, we try to keep our family members safe and healthy.

Yes, sadly, death is imminent, but we can all work towards putting it on the back burner.

There is still a high percentage of non believers regarding radon or maybe they are fatalists. I am not using the term fatalist in a derogatory way,  I’ve been called that before. Sometimes we take risks, rock climbing, paragliding, sky diving, to experience the extreme. I get it!

Lung cancer is not an adrenaline rush. Install a radon system, no worries mon!

I urge you to visit the website www.cansar.org and listen to the family members of the people who have or have had radon induced lung cancer.

Radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Remember you can protect your family from radon!

The 2014 International Radon Symposium is September 28 – October 1 in Charleston, South Carolina. Included in the highlights will be the discussion of the continuing radon research, more than 26 scientific abstracts were submitted by scientists from 8 countries. Radon research is not diminishing.

LIFE LOVES YOU!