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Woodford Bros., Inc. Supports EPA's National Radon Action Plan
Apulia Station, NY - November 13, 2015
Woodford Bros., Inc. Supports EPA’s National Radon Action Plan
Radon Experts at Woodford Bros. Say Newly Released Plan Will Save Lives
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 12, 2015
Syracuse, NY – Thousands of people in Central New York could be saved from radon-related lung cancer thanks to the just released National Radon Action Plan. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the plan, called “A Strategy for Saving Lives,” November 10th. In a partnership between the EPA, the American Lung Association, and other agencies, the plan’s goal is to decrease lung cancer deaths by 3,200 people annually through the installation of 5 million radon reduction systems.
Woodford Bros., Inc. is the local leader in radon, the cancer causing gas that can seep into homes, businesses, and schools and is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Woodford Bros. Inc.’s radon experts can help determine if a building’s radon levels are above the EPAs recommended 4.0 pCi/L, and if so, can install an aesthetically pleasing and affordable radon mitigation system.
The National Radon Action Plan sets a new strategy to reduce radon exposure. That includes requiring radon testing and reduction systems as a standard practice in housing finance and insurance programs. It also encourages institutionalizing radon risk reduction through building code requirements. The plan is a collaborative effort between the EPA and other national organizations dedicated to lowering radon exposure, like the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST), of which Woodford Bros., Inc. is a member.
Owner Tom Woodford says the National Radon Action Plan will help save lives here and all over the United States. “Our radon associations have been working with the EPA for a few years to get this Radon Action Plan finalized,” said Woodford. “Through our continued work to increase awareness about radon’s dangers and the Plan’s proposed required testing, I look forward to the day when we can eliminate lung cancer deaths caused by radon exposure.”
The National Radon Action Plan can be downloaded for free by visiting http://www.nationalradondefense.com/national-radon-action-plan.html.
For more information on radon and its health effects, radon testing and radon mitigation systems, contact:
Woodford Bros., Inc.