Recognize Lung Cancer Awareness Month with Radon Mitigation

Posted on November 26, 2014

Radon mitigation from the Water StoreThe month of November is officially recognized as lung cancer awareness month, which has grown since its beginning as lung cancer awareness day in 1995. While smoking may be the most widely recognized cause, did you know that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S? It is important to get both your home’s air and water tested for the presence of radon to help keep your family safe and healthy. November may be the perfect time to recognize radon’s role in lung cancer, and let the Water Store help with your radon mitigation needs.

Radon is a radioactive gas that is the product of uranium breakdown in soil, rocks, and water. Radon can make its way into the water supply, especially for those using well water. If radon is present in the water supply, the water that runs out of shower heads, faucets, and other sources in the home releases radon gas into the air which you then breathe in. The experts at the Water Store can properly assess your water supply for the presence of radon, and install a water system for radon mitigation. This system will help to remove 99% or more of the radon present in the water supply.

Radon can also enter the home through the air, seeping up and through cracks in foundation walls, or crawl spaces. While radon in the open air is not harmful, the accumulation in work and living spaces of the home puts you and your family at risk for lung cancer. Nearly one in every 15 homes in the United States alone is thought to have elevated levels of radon, and testing is the only way to know if yours is at risk for exposure to radon. We have the knowledgeable professionals equipped to test your home’s air supply for high levels of radon, and install an air radon mitigation system to solve it. These systems are energy efficient with a super-quiet operation, allowing you a care-free solution to the threat of radon and risk of lung cancer in your home.

For more information, give the Water Store a call today at 603-899-6680.