EPA Designates January as National Radon Action Month
Cinnaminson, NJ, January 7, 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared January to be National Radon Action Month. The agency encourages the public to test their homes, schools and offices to protect their health from exposure to elevated levels of radon.
According to the EPA's radon website, 'You can't see, smell, or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 20,000 Americans each year. In fact, the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools, and other buildings for radon. Exposure to radon is a preventable health risk, and testing radon levels in your home can help prevent unnecessary exposure. If a high radon level is detected in your home, you can take steps to fix the problem to protect yourself and your family.'
As a leading provider of radon test kits and radon analysis, EMSL Analytical supports this important public awareness campaign meant to protect Americans from this public health threat. 'This time of year, during the cold winter months, is an ideal time to have a home or property tested for radon,' reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical. 'Since most buildings are typically sealed up to keep the property heated during winter's cold temperatures, the closed environment can increase radon levels making it a perfect time to test.'
EMSL provides radon information from a dedicated website at www.RadonTestingLab.com. The company has also sponsored a public outreach video about radon that can be viewed at:
To learn more about testing for radon or other indoor environmental concerns, please also visit www.EMSL.com, call (800)220-3675, or email info@EMSL.com .
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.
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