Radon levels in a house or building can vary considerably over a 24-hour period. In fact, levels can be different depending on the day you take the measurement. The risk of developing lung cancer increases when you are exposed to radon in your home over a 10 to 20 year period or when you are exposed to extraordinarily high levels for a period of time. Any exposure to radon can … [Read more...] about How Risky Are Temporarily High Radon Levels?
Renters will now have more leverage to live in safer dwellings thanks to new radon laws in Illinois and Colorado. Illinois Governor JB Pritzer and Colorado Governor Jared Polis both signed bills into law this summer to help protect renters from the dangers of radon exposure. In both states, renters must be provided with a radon warning statement and radon educational … [Read more...] about Illinois and Colorado Pass Radon Protection Laws for Renters
Lung cancer and a beauty queen crown don’t normally go together, but for Joanie Ryan they do. Joanie Ryan is Ms. Colorado Senior America 2023. Five years ago, a regularly scheduled breast MRI surprisingly revealed that she had stage 4 lung and neck cancer. She was shocked. She had never smoked, her parents or husband had never smoked, and she had never worked in a bar or area … [Read more...] about A Beauty Pageant Queen Is Increasing Radon Awareness
Radon testing season traditionally slows down during the summer months - but that doesn’t necessarily mean radon gas levels in your home are lower. Winter months create indoor environments that can be conducive for increased radon levels. This is mainly due to the reduction of inside air being diluted by fresh air during the cold winter months when people keep their homes … [Read more...] about Three Good Reasons to Test for Radon in the Summer
“Statistically, you have a year to live.” - Maria Steele’s oncologist on her first office visit for a stage 4 lung cancer diagnosis Being told that she had stage 4 lung cancer that had metastasized to her brain came as a shock to Maria Steele, a Nurse Practitioner for over 40 years from Iowa. Her dry nagging cough had led to a doctor visit, but she had no … [Read more...] about Maria Steele Shares Her Story of Radon and Lung Cancer