Cinnaminson, NJ, January 12th
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month. Radon is estimated to claim the lives of approximately 21,000 Americans each year and is a leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers.
Radon can be found all across North America. It is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is released in rock, soil and water. In homes and other buildings, it can accumulate to dangerous levels as it moves up through the ground to the indoor air through cracks and other holes in the foundation. In some situations, radon can also enter through well water.
Knowing the radon level indoors, where people spend a considerable amount of time, is important because when building occupants breathe in radon, radioactive particles from it can get trapped in the lungs. In fact, both the U.S. Surgeon General and EPA urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools and other buildings for it.
“Exposure to elevated levels of radon can increase a person’s risk of lung cancer and it may take years before health problems appear,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “According to the EPA, homes with high levels of radon have been found in every state. This is why testing is so important. Fortunately, testing a home or building is affordable and if a problem is discovered, it can be fixed. At EMSL we support National Radon Action Month and are pleased to provide radon analysis and test kits for assessing exposure risks from air and water samples.”
EMSL Analytical has also sponsored an educational video about National Radon Action Month that can be seen at: https://youtu.be/SAOP0zz6yjo
To learn more about radon or other indoor environmental quality (IEQ), occupational, health and safety testing services, please visit www.EMSL.com
, call (800) 220-3675 or email info@EMSL.com
. To access radon and other IEQ test kits, visit www.EMSLTestKits.com
.About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories with 46 locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella
, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA-LAP, LLC (AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC IHLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com
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