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Radon is a radioactive gas that is naturally occurring in the environment. It is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water, and it can seep into your home or business through the soil. Don't allow yourself to believe you're exempt from the occurrence of radon and its dangerous effects. Regardless of the age, build, or location of your home and property, you may have a problem!
Protect your home and family from the harmful effects of radon when you contact Midwest Radon Inc. today!
Indoor radon gas is a serious health problem in our country.
Iowa is ranked #1 in the country for high radon levels.
It's estimated that millions of homes have elevated radon levels.
Approximately 21,000 deaths per year are associated with radon induced lung cancer
The health risks of radon can be reduced.
Don't wait until you're dealing with the devastating effects of radon to think about taking action. The time to act is now! According to the Office of the Surgeon General, the hazards and health risks associated with radon can be reduced with appropriate action. Click here to learn more about radon.
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Information and facts obtained from:
• EPA's 2003 Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003)
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2005-2006 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Report
• 2006 National Safety Council Reports
The average indoor radon concentration in Iowa is 8.5 pCi/L. More than six times the national average.
Based on data collected from radon home tests, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) estimates that as many as 5 in 7 homes across Iowa have elevated radon levels.
An estimated 400 deaths per year in Iowa are caused by radon-induced lung cancer, about the same number of annual deaths seen in Iowa for traffic fatalities