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January is Radon Action Month - Take Action on Radon

Friday, December 29th, 2017 by Jen Herbrandson


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Please take a few minutes to watch this story out of Casselton, ND - a small town not more than a 30 minute drive from Fargo, ND - where a family was devastated by the death of their mother. Radon gas toxicity was listed on her death certificate. 

Radon gas in one of six noble gases (odorless, colorless and monatomic with very low chemical reactivity).  Radon gas is inert and very difficult to trap. It diffuses around in the ground and soils and frequently - especially in our region, will seep into basements, crawlspaces or foundations of houses.  

Judy Otto, the ND state health department's coordinator, has stated that the "whole state" is considered a hot spot for radon.  (Click here to see a national map.)

You can't see, smell or taste radon gas. Even if you are breathing it in at a high level, there are no symptoms of radon poisoning or toxicity.  There are, however, signs or symptoms of lung cancer:

  • Persistent cough
  • Hoarsness
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing up blood
  • Chest pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent infections like bronchitis or pneumonia

January is radon action month and we at Innovative Basement Systems encourage each and every one of you to test your home for radon.  We are an authorized dealer of the National Radon Defense and have certified mitigation contractors available to design and install radon mitigation systems in your home.  

Innovative Basement Systems services Eastern Montana, North Dakota & Minnesota.  We are veteran-owned and proud participants of the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) program.

Call 877-365-0097 to request you complimentary radon test kit today.

 

 

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