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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 minutes someone in the United States dies from lung cancer caused by radon.

Wife, mother, and athlete Rachael Malmberg, was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer in 2016 without ever having smoked a single cigarette. Radon is second only to smoking as a cause of lung cancer deaths, and it’s the #1 cause of lung cancer in people who have never smoked.

“If it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone,” Malmberg said.

Both Rachel’s childhood home, as well as her current home, tested high for radon.

Radon is a radioactive gas known to cause lung cancer. It’s odorless, tasteless, colorless and extremely dangerous. Radon comes from decaying uranium and enters buildings through small cracks and holes in the foundation of your building. There, it becomes trapped and concentrates in the air. You inhale it.

Now Rachel, along with other cancer survivors are urging people to save yourself and others with the ‘Buy 1, Gift 1’ radon challenge. Have your home tested for radon and order testing to gift to someone you care about.

Challenge Accepted

Lung Cancer and Radon Facts

• 1 person every 25 minutes dies from radon-induced lung cancer.
• Every day, more than 400 Americans die from lung cancer.
• Every hour, approximately 27 people are diagnosed with lung cancer.
• Radon causes more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year, making it the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths, second only to smoking.
• Radon testing can prevent more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths annually.

Contact Kevin at Aadvanced Aair today to schedule testing. If your radon levels are high, we have will a radon specialist setup a digital air sampling device to record short/long term radon monitoring. If the radon levels are your building are dangerous, a radon mitigation strategy will be discussed. We will provide follow up testing to ensure you and your family are no longer at risk.

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