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Apulia Station, NY - Thousands of people in Central New York could be saved from radon-related lung cancer by testing for and then, if needed, installing a radon mitigation system. Radon is a cancer-causing gas that can seep into homes, businesses, and schools and is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Tom Kelly, Former Director of EPA's Indoor Environments Division. "We know that radon is a carcinogen. Research confirms that breathing low levels of radon can lead to lung cancer." (www.epa.gov/radon)
Apulia Station, NY - January 6, 2020
Local Business Supports January Radon Action Month
Woodford Brother’s Radon Experts Say, “Test your home. Protect your family.”
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January 6, 2020
Apulia Station, NY – Thousands of people in Central New York could be saved from radon-related lung cancer by testing for and then, if needed, installing a radon mitigation system. Radon is a cancer-causing gas that can seep into homes, businesses, and schools and is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Tom Kelly, Former Director of EPA’s Indoor Environments Division. “We know that radon is a carcinogen. Research confirms that breathing low levels of radon can lead to lung cancer.” (www.epa.gov/radon)
To raise awareness of radon, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designated January as Radon Action Month in 1999. Why January? The best time to test is when you have “closed-house conditions”. Closed house conditions are when the windows are closed and less likely to be used, and less traffic in and out of your home. In addition to raising radon awareness, this month of action is meant to encourage people to get their homes, workspaces, and schools tested for radon.
Woodford Bros., Inc. is the local leader in radon. Woodford Brother'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.
Radon Action Month 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 Jr. states that testing and mitigating will help save lives here and all over the United States. “Through our continued work to increase awareness about radon’s dangers, testing homes and mitigating homes, I look forward to the day when we can eliminate lung cancer deaths caused by radon exposure.”
For more information on radon and its health effects, radon testing and radon mitigation systems, contact:
Founded in 1962 by four brothers, Woodford Bros., Inc. originally focused on barn, and foundation repair. Today, under the second generation of Woodfords, the company has grown its expertise to include basement waterproofing, concrete leveling and repair, radon mitigation, and basement finishing.
For over 50 years, Woodford Bros., Inc. has helped homeowners preserve and protect the value of their homes through its unique combination of experience, innovation, and a commitment to employing the latest industry-leading products, installation techniques, and warranties. The company is headquartered at Apulia Station, along the historic train depot located just outside of Tully, NY. We serve a wide area of the state, including the cities of Syracuse, Rochester, Binghamton, Oswego, and Auburn. For more information, visit www.WoodfordBros.com.
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