Congratulations to the winners of the Illinois Poster Contest for Radon Awareness. The American Lung Association in Illinois holds the contest every year with help from the U.S. EPA and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to help spread the awareness of radon gas. Check out the winning posters below, and don’t forget to test your home today for radon gas! ORDER A … [Read more...] about Congrats to the 2018 IL Radon Awareness Poster Winners!
Archives for June 2018
After moving into a new home in Casselton, North Dakota, Judith Antoine began suffering from poor health. Shortly after receiving a chest X-ray, Judith was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, scarring of the lungs. With only a small piece of her lungs working, Judith passed away in November of 2017. Having given up smoking nearly 30 years prior to her death, her children wanted … [Read more...] about First Radon Cause of Death Classification in North Dakota
All detectors manufactured by Radonova incorporate alpha track technology (ATD), but what are alpha tracks? During the process of decaying, alpha particles containing 2 protons and 2 neutrons are released from the atomic nucleus of a radon atom. This particle leaves the nucleus at a blazing 15,000,000 meters per second, or about 5% the speed of light. Due to the particles mass, … [Read more...] about What Are Alpha Tracks?
Trinity College Dublin performed an indoor radon assessment on 32,000 residences and took a different approach with the findings. Instead of mapping areas based on radon concentration levels, they devised a map indicating ‘Radon Priority Areas’ based on the adverse health effects of radon. The color coding on the map relates to a number of lung cancer cases estimated for a … [Read more...] about A New Perspective on Radon Mapping