FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cherie Summa
Chief Executive Officer
St. Louis Radon Test and Mitigation
Air quality, smoking and other assaults on the lungs may worsen the impact of viruses.
CEO of St. Louis based radon testing and mitigation company says with everyone on lock down, it’s time to test for radon.
St. Louis, MO – Cherie Summa, CEO of St. Louis Radon Test and Mitigation (http://www.stlradon.com) emphasizes the need to be aware of the dangers of radon in the St. Louis and Illinois area and the importance of testing for radon, especially in homes where air conditioners and central heating units are in use and windows are tightly shut. The majority of St. Louis City and County schools are opting for on-line learning, at least for the first quarter, which means children and adults will be spending the majority of their time cooped up in their homes. Radon is responsible for an estimated 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year, and children and pets are at greater risk because of their higher respiratory rates.
Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas produced through the normal decay of uranium in rocks and soil. It rises up through the ground into the home through cracks in the foundation and other openings. By-products of radon decay attach to surfaces and air particles, such as dust, and once inhaled, can cause severe health risks.
Summa says, “I cannot emphasize this enough. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. You only need to have lungs to get lung cancer.” She added, “One in four homes in Missouri have elevated levels of radon and one in three homes in Illinois have elevated levels of radon. In addition, the Surgeon General recommends that all homes get tested for radon”.
The Environmental Protection Agency recommends testing radon levels every 2 years even if there is a mitigation system in the home. With twenty five percent of Missouri homes measuring elevated levels, it is important for homeowners to know if the air in their home is safe.
St. Louis Radon Test and Mitigation offers their professional services to test for radon using an electronic continuous monitor. The company is performing their services in the safest ways possible, putting the health of their employees and customers first. Customers can visit the company’s website at https://www.stlradon.com/schedule-a-test.html to set up an appointment.
Due to Covid-19, the company is offering a short-term radon air test kit which you can conduct yourself. The homeowner mails in the test kit which detects the cancer-causing, colorless, odorless and tasteless radon gas. The kit meets State and Environmental Protection Agency requirements and includes an activated radon sampler and return mailer envelope for professional lab analysis. These test kits, along with consumer radon monitors can be purchased at https://www.stlradon.com/radon-test-kits.html.
About St. Louis Radon Test and Mitigation:
St. Louis Radon Test and Mitigation is committed to the health of families and the safety of their homes by providing the St. Louis and Illinois area with the most trusted radon testing services and effective radon mitigation systems. St. Louis Radon has a staff of certified radon professionals and are members of the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST).
Homeowners can contact St. Louis Radon Test and Mitigation at 636.200.2875 to learn more about testing their homes, where to find a test kit or radon mitigation. The company offers more information on their website at http://www.stlradon.com or you can find information on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s web site at http://www.cdc.gov/radon.