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Cancer survivor issues ‘radon challenge’

Cancer survivor issues ‘radon challenge’

COLUMBUS — In honor of National Radon action month, lung cancer survivors have issued a challenge to homeowners, business owners, and school officials to have their buildings tested for radon. According to the group Cancer Survivors Against Radon (CanSAR), every 25...
Does radon gas increase risk of childhood leukemia?

Does radon gas increase risk of childhood leukemia?

Recent research suggests that children who live in homes with high radon levels may have an increased risk of developing acute lymphoblastic leukemia or (ALL). The risk factors associated with ALL are not well understood. In fact, genetic conditions and fetal exposure...
Is your home making your dog sick?

Is your home making your dog sick?

Radon is completely odorless and tasteless. Even if you are breathing it in at a high level, there are absolutely no symptoms of radon poisoning until it’s too late. Exposure to high levels of radon over time puts you at tremendous risk of developing lung cancer. If...
Radon Detection Could Help Predict Earthquakes

Radon Detection Could Help Predict Earthquakes

Recent events in Chile and Haiti remind us of the devastation that can be brought by an earthquake, especially when it strikes without any warning. For centuries, people living in regions that are more susceptible to earthquakes have reported a number of strange...
Radon and Real Estate Transactions

Radon and Real Estate Transactions

High levels of radon are extremely prevalent in every state across America, but particularly in Columbus Ohio. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 8 million homes have elevated levels of radon and that as many as 20,000 lung cancer deaths are...