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AIRTIGHT ENERGY RADON SOLUTIONS

A local company with local employees, keeping money local in Lawrence, KS.

Radon Information

Radon is a naturally occurring, cancer causing,

radioactive gas that you can't see, smell or taste. Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. It then gets into the air you breathe.

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Reduce Radon Levels In Your Home

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. The Surgeon General and the EPA recommend testing for radon and reducing radon in homes that have high levels.  You should fix your home if your radon level is confirmed to be 4 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher.  Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk, and in many cases may be reduced.  If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.

 


Click on the links below to learn more about Radon.

  Kansas Department of Health and Environment
http://www.kdheks.gov/radiation/radon.htm

Kansas Radon Program
http://www.kansasradonprogram.org/

 

 

The American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST), the radon industry’s professional organization, provides radon information and links. 

http://www.aarst.org/



The National Cancer Institute provides a fact sheet on radon and lung cancer as well as links to scientific studies. 

http://cis.nci.nih.gov/fact/3_52.htm



The National Safety Council offers numerous helpful fact sheets on radon and radiation. 

http://www.nsc.org/issues/radon/


AARST and its American Radon Policy Coalition support this organization to “Provide a Voice to Stop the Nation's 2nd Leading Cause of Lung Cancer.” The site offers information and first-person experiences.

http://www.cansar.org/



The American Lung Association’s website provides information, fact sheets, and links relevant to radon and radon-induced lung cancer. Enter the site, then type “radon” in the Search option. 

http://www.lungusa.org/



Radon information and publications from the U.S. EPA

http://www.epa.gov/radon/index.html