The Most Important Green Living Issue
Affecting Your Family is Indoor Air Quality
“Live Green, Breath Clean Air”
Why is indoor air quality important to you and your family? Because we spend 90% of our time indoors, and 65% of our time in our homes. And, get this, moms, infants and the elderly spend 90% of their time in the home!
The quality of the air your breathe is vital to healthy living. Do you know that the MN Department of Health estimates that 1 in 3 homes in MN has elevated, unsafe levels of radon gas.
Stop and Read This!
Minnesotans, there’s a 33% chance that the air
your family is breathing is unhealthy and, well… dangerous!
There’s a 41% chance that the air your breathing is unhealthy if you live in the tri-county area around St Cloud (Benton, Sherburne and Stearns)!
You can see why the quality of the air in your home is vital to your health, right? But the great news is that the steps necessary to protect your family’s health risks from the dangers of radon gas are simple, easy and inexpensive. Keep reading to learn more.
What is Radon and How is it Measured?
Radon is a colorless, odorless, naturally-occurring gas. Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer.
Radon gas can be found all over the U.S. and can get into any type of building
– homes, offices, and school
– resulting in a high indoor level of radon gas.
The radon level in a building is measured by picocuries per liter (pCi/L), and the EPA’s recommended radon action level is 4 pCi/L. Action level means to take steps to lower the level of radon in a building. This radon reduction process is called radon mitigation
Radon Gas Risks
Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer according to the EPA and according to the American Cancer Society is the second most common cancer found among both men and women in the US.
The really good news is that the dangers and risks associated with radon are easily preventable. The first step is to test your home for radon. At Schoenberg Construction, we are nationally certified through the NRPP to perform radon testing.
Testing for Radon is Easy and Inexpensive
Testing is the only way to know if your family is safe from the harmful effects of high levels of radon gas.
Radon testing a home is quick, easy and inexpensive, but more importantly it gives you peace of mind that your family is safe and breathing clean air.
We highly recommend that you hire a qualified and certified radon tester to ensure accurate test results.
We Are an NRPP Certified Radon Testing Services
Currently we offer a 1-Hour in home radon testing consultation. This radon
testing service includes:
One-on-One consultation on how you can ensure that your
family is safe from the harmful effects of radon gas.
Short-term Radon Test Kit, Postage and Test Results
Radon Education and Information Packet
Set up Your Radon Testing Consultation. Just call Craig Schoenberg at 320-252-0911.
This service only costs $95, a small price to pay to ensure that the air in your home is healthy and clean.
Note that in July of 2009 the World Health Organization suggested that the acceptable level considered “safe” for radon present in a dwelling be lowered to 2.7 pCi/L. The EPA has not yet lowered their safe level and maintains their 4.0 pCi/L threshold.