Comments on: Question of the Week: What have you done to protect your home against radon? http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/01/qotw-radon/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Tim http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/01/qotw-radon/#comment-11670 Tue, 05 Oct 2010 04:37:19 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=589#comment-11670 Very few homes here in So Cal have basements due to the earthquake issues so radon is not as much of a problem but it is still important to test since it is such a serious issue. There is more info on testing procedures

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By: Louetta http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/01/qotw-radon/#comment-11669 Mon, 11 Jan 2010 19:37:39 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=589#comment-11669 Aluminum foil in your underwear? That is an interesting solution. What about airport security? Why don’t you just get a radon dection system installed. That might be more comfortable. Seems like the foil would be irritating as well as noisy.

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By: Larry Moyer http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/01/qotw-radon/#comment-11668 Wed, 11 Nov 2009 16:18:17 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=589#comment-11668 I have lived in my house for 35 years. My wife has lived with me
for the past 20 years. She has never smoked and has just been
diagnosed with lung cancer. We had the house checked for
radon and it was at a 7.8. We asked the Dr. if her cancer was
caused by radon and he stated that there was no way they could
tell for sure. If thats the case, how do they come up with the
number of deaths due to radon induced lung cancer at 21,000.
or any other number.

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By: Tanel http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/01/qotw-radon/#comment-11667 Sun, 02 Aug 2009 01:03:29 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=589#comment-11667 I wrap my underwear in aluminum foil to diflect radioactive particles. The crinkling is kind of noisy but it works!

Tanel Saar

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By: Jessi http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/01/qotw-radon/#comment-11666 Tue, 17 Feb 2009 15:06:35 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=589#comment-11666 I live in the Northeast. While opening windows might work in warmer climates, it isn’t going to fly in mid-winter. Ventilation is key. So, I bought an Inline Radon Fan for my home. My health is definitely worth $167.

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By: Jeff http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/01/qotw-radon/#comment-11665 Mon, 09 Feb 2009 20:38:25 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=589#comment-11665 Just found this site and am not impressed. As I recall there are numerous studies of Radon in the Scandanavian countries that show radon exposure in the homes does not increase the risk of cancer. There are studies that do show a correlation. However, here we are again regulating and scaring people jsut because there is a chance of something happening. Well Bruce is correct by pointing out the fatal vehicle crashes. If radon is such a concern, why aren’t we mitigating vehicles to prevent deaths, e.g., we all drive tank-like vehicles, or we don’t drive at all. Get a grip people and realize groups like EPA, Greenpeace, EWG, EDF only get funding by scaring the general public. They believe all industry work is biased, but their’s is just as if not more biased than industry.

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By: Mel http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/01/qotw-radon/#comment-11664 Sat, 07 Feb 2009 16:45:24 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=589#comment-11664 One has to wonder if Bruce swims without a wetsuit in the dead of a Minnesota winter just because he is less likely to die from hypothermia than from a car accident.

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By: Cheryl http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/01/qotw-radon/#comment-11663 Tue, 03 Feb 2009 21:56:45 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=589#comment-11663 From the realm of radiation protection – Open windows peridically, not only does it let the radon out, but it ventillates the other air irritants that accumulate over time. If you keep your home airtight, there is no where for the radon to go so it accumulates. The more likely the region is to have radon problems, the more open air time is needed. “It’s not rocket science.”

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By: Matt http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/01/qotw-radon/#comment-11662 Tue, 03 Feb 2009 13:36:30 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=589#comment-11662 The question of the week has been posted for nearly a month. Way to hit the ground running on the new evironmental adjenda. What are tou waiting for, the proceeds of some new “Blog Tax” to start rolling in?

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By: S Paul (India) http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/01/qotw-radon/#comment-11661 Sat, 31 Jan 2009 14:20:16 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=589#comment-11661 Why think of radiation protection only at homes? what about work places and during travels? Since the exposure can not be avoided every where why not spend some time daily in radiation free rooms at home or in radiation free parlours?

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