Video from Radon Poisoning Survivor in Iowa
When we come across important information concerning radon poisoning it is worth posting for public awareness. Dealing with radon poisoning and the removal of radon to protect you home and family is why we do what we do. This is from a woman in Iowa and her story is one heard much to often and can be prevented.
This month the Iowa Department of Public Health is reminding Iowans to test their home for radon. The poisonous gas affects more households in Iowa than any other state in the country when it comes to radon poisoning.
Radon poisoning found early could save your life
Gail Orcutt of Pleasant Hill was diagnosed with lung cancer last spring and had to have her left lung removed. When she was home recovering, she came across an article about lung cancer in non-smokers.
“It was all about radon and radon poisoning So we tested our house. It came back higher than it should be,” she said.
The life-long non smoker, then discovered her home of 18 years had unsafe radon levels. Now she’s working to encourage more Iowans to test their homes for radon.
Have your home tested to prevent radon poisoning
Health officials say as many as 7 in 10 homes in Iowa may have unsafe levels of the naturally-occurring gas. It can collect inside any type structure, according to Rick Welke, the state’s Radon Program Manager with the Iowa Department of Public Health. Some states require new construction to be radon resistant, he said. Orcutt is now part of the Iowa Radon Coalition, a group hoping to establish a similar law in this state.
Experts recommend testing your home every two years for radon. For more information visit www.CancerIowa.org. The Dr. Oz program also has a tell your story of the other lung cancer you can do that here http://www.doctoroz.com/plugger?tid=7103
watch this short video titled what is radon gas explaining exactly what it is and its effects.
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