Mercy Medical Center – Radon, the Invisible Threat, What You Should Know

Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Real estate agents in Iowa must present prospective homebuyers a fact sheet on radon that homebuyers must receive any data if a home has been tested for radon. Radon is an odorless, tasteless, colorless gas which is created when the element radium breaks down through radioactive decay. It kills more people by lung cancer than smoking. Think of that ….. radon kills 21,000 people every year. Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 19th Mercy Medical Center will be hosting Radon: The Invisible Threat - What You Should … [Read more...]

It’s Radon Month in Iowa

A few months back I blogged “Radon is the 2nd Leading Cause of Cancer in the United States”. Radon is an odorless, tasteless, colorless gas which is created when the element radium breaks down through radioactive decay. It kills more people by lung cancer than smoking. Think of that ….. radon kills 21,000 people every year. January is National Radon Action Month Iowa is one of the states with high levels of radon. The map here is not an indication you WILL have radon in your home, but the tendency of radon is found in our state and should be tested. In fact when you purchase or sell in … [Read more...]