Because of the health risks that radon poses, Pro-Tech Home Inspection is offering a FREE radon test with a home inspection for a limited time.
(Some restrictions apply, must have radon contingency in offer to purchase.)
Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. This gas comes from the natural break down of uranium that is in the ground. It is usually found in igneous rock and soil, but in some cases, well water may also be a source of radon. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, you're at high risk for developing lung cancer. Some scientific studies of radon exposure indicate that children may be more sensitive to radon. This may be due to their higher respiration rate and their rapidly dividing cells, which may be more vulnerable to radiation damage. http://www.radon.com/radon
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.
You can read more about radon at; http://www.epa.gov/radon
Radon is real and a concern in Wisconsin. You can get radon mitigation systems which can greatly reduce radon gas levels in the house. Contact us if you would like to know the radon levels in your home.
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Nick Jewett is the owner of Pro-Tech Home Inspection LLC and is Wisconsin State licensed and Nationally certified. Pro-Tech offers quality thorough inspection services and radon testing in the Milwaukee area.