Collinsville, IL (PRWEB) November 22, 2012
The cancer that kills the most people in the United States every year is also one of the most preventable, and Woods Basement Systems is ready to play a key role in the prevention of lung cancer. During Lung Cancer Awareness month this November and every month, Woods Basement Systems is encouraging homeowners all over the area to test their homes for radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer.
Radon is an odorless, colorless, radioactive gas that can seep into homes through cracks in the foundations, walls, crawl spaces and wells. Exposure to radon causes more than 20,000 cases of lung cancer in the United States each year.
Woods Basement Systems is working during November to spread the awareness about lung cancer. Here are a few facts about lung cancer:
It kills more people than breast and prostate cancers combined.
The survival rate for lung cancer is one of the lowest for those with cancer.
Lung cancer surpasses breast cancer as the number one cause of death among women.
In many cases, lung cancer can be prevented.
Preventing lung cancer caused by radon exposure is easy and affordable. Woods Basement Systems provides do-it-yourself radon test kits and has highly trained radon experts available to design and install radon mitigation systems for homes and businesses. If levels are found to be above the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended maximum of 4 picocuries per liter of air, Woods Basement Systems can work with the homeowner to install an affordable and aesthetically pleasing mitigation system.
For more information on radon and its health effects, radon test kits and radon mitigation systems in Illinois and Missouri, contact Woods Basement Systems at 1-888-399-4067 or online at woodsbasementsystems.com.