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Everything You Need to Know About Radon Mitigation

About Radon

Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked. On January 13, 2005, Dr. Richard H. Carmona, the U.S. Surgeon General, issued a national health advisory on radon.

Studies Find Direct Evidence Linking Radon in Homes to Lung Cancer

(2005) Two studies show definitive evidence of an association between residential radon exposure and lung cancer. Two studies, a North American study and a European study, both combined data from several previous residential studies. These two studies go a step beyond earlier findings. They confirm the radon health risks predicted by occupational studies of underground miners who breathed radon for a period of years.

Early in the debate about radon-related risks, some researchers questioned whether occupational studies could be used to calculate risks from exposure to radon in the home environment. “These findings effectively end any doubts about the risks to Americans of having radon in their homes,” said Tom Kelly, Former Director of EPA’s Indoor Environments Division. “We know that radon is a carcinogen. This research confirms that breathing low levels of radon can lead to lung cancer.”

See also the World Health Organization's "Ionizing Radon."

About RadonPro of New Mexico

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Paul Smith is the owner and founder of Radon Pro of New Mexico, LLC. Paul has been involved in radon mitigation since 2012 working for another company and then founded Radon Pro in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 2014. Paul attended Grossmont Community College, (San Diego, Ca.), served in the United States Army and received his technical radon training at the Center of Environmental Research and Technology in Colorado Springs. Paul is licensed through the National Radon Proficiency Program and takes continuing education classes every year.

 

Paul has been involved in construction and real estate for over 30 years. He is dedicated to the improvement of indoor air quality and reducing the risk of lung cancer for all New Mexicans. He often travels well outside of the Santa Fe area to help people, as far south as Alamogordo and as far north as Costillo, testing homes and installing radon mitigation systems. Paul is currently working on a plan to get more homes tested for radon including those on the Navajo Reservation.

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