1 in 3 KC-Area Homes Test Positive for Dangerous Levels of Radon


National Initiative to Raise Awareness with Radon Action Week

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, October 18-24, 2015 – The dangers of radon exposure often go overlooked, perhaps due to the fact that radon is an invisible gas that has no odor or taste. However, according the American Lung Association and U.S. Surgeon General, radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, resulting in an estimated 15,000-22,000 deaths each year. Locally, in Kansas City, an average of one of every three homes test positive for levels above the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) recommended safe level. Children and Individuals with lung conditions, such as asthma or those who smoke, may be more susceptible to these health risks. For that reason, radon testing and mitigation service providers like Certified Radon, based in Kansas City, Missouri, are supporting efforts to raise public awareness during Radon Action Week, October 18-24.

Radon is a radioactive gas emitted from rocks and soil beneath structures. It is a Class A carcinogen that permeates through foundations and exists in every home and structure at varying levels, depending on environmental and geological factors. The EPA recommends home testing at least every two years to monitor levels. Certified Radon, a local company specializing in testing and mitigation has conducted thousands of tests and radon reduction system installations in homes and businesses throughout the area. Certified Radon technicians are well-versed on radon’s environmental impact in the Kansas City region and working with homeowners to ensure their homes are healthy.

For more information visit www.CertifiedRadonKC.com/radon-101 or www.radonweek.org.

Certified Radon has over 10 years of experience serving homeowners and real estate professionals in Missouri and Kansas, performing 4000+ radon tests and installation of 3500+ radon mitigation systems. Learn more about radon and the importance of contracting a Certified Radon professional at www.CertifiedRadonKC.com.

CONTACT: Travis Siegfried Certified Radon 816.587.3500

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