Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) January 23, 2005
The month of January is dedicated as National Radon Action Month. The EPA and organizations nationwide encourage the public to test their homes for radon and find out how much radon they might be breathing and what they can do to fix any radon problems immediately. The U.S. Surgeon General issued a Health Advisory warning Americans about the health risk from exposure to radon in indoor air and urged Americans to prevent this silent radioactive gas from seeping into their homes and building up to dangerous levels.
"Indoor radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country," said U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona. "ItÂs important to know that this threat is completely preventable. Radon can be detected with a simple test and fixed through well-established venting techniques."
Testing your home for radon is the first line of defense. The PRO-LABÂ® Radon Gas Test Kit is the most accurate and reliable radon test kit available for checking the level of radon gas. The PRO-LABÂ® Radon Gas Test Kit utilizes the most advanced liquid scintillation, short-term detectors which contain silica gel desiccants (patented) necessary to remove all moisture in order to make your test results accurate and reliable.
Testing is easy. Simply place the two radon detectors in the lowest level of your home or office for a period of 96 hours to allow time for the detectors to absorb enough radon to be analyzed according to EPA standards. Seal the detectors with the caps enclosed, fill out the data card completely and return the detectors to PRO-LABÂ® in the pre-paid postage envelope along with any required lab fee.
Your professional laboratory test results will be mailed to you within one week of receipt, indicating the exact radon level in your tested area. Once you have tested your home or office, you can then make any changes necessary to protect you and your family from further exposure to radon.
Radon gas in the indoor air of AmericaÂs homes poses a serious health risk. More than 20,000 Americans die of radon-related lung cancer every year. Millions of homes have an elevated radon level. Test your home for radon with the PRO-LABÂ® Radon Gas Test Kit available at leading home centers, hardware stores, pharmacy chains, supermarkets and a wide range of specialty outlets or visit http://www.prolabinc.com.
PRO-LABÂ® is one of the most highly regarded names in the environmental industry. PRO-LABÂ® has established itself as the worldÂs leading manufacturer and distributor of a comprehensive line of Do-It-Yourself home safety test kits. PRO-LABÂ® is the worldÂs leading environmental testing laboratory, based on testing volume. PRO-LABÂ® offers testing services for mold, radon, lead, asbestos, and drinking water.
PRO-LABÂs laboratories are staffed with Certified Indoor Air Quality Professionals, Radon Measurement Specialists, Ph. D. Mycologists, Chemists, and registered clinical laboratory technicians.
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