Radon Gas Facts
- The U.S. EPA estimates that 15% of homes in N. Georgia have radioactive radon gas at levels that are the same as smoking at least 1/2 pack of cigarettes a day.
- It is not unusual for homes with high radon levels to be the same as smoking 1-2 packs of cigarettes a day.
- Radon is the #1 cause of death of lung cancer among non-smokers.
- DIY test kits can give an indication of whether you may have high radon levels, but will be of little help if you actually are the one of 7 homeowners who have high radon.
- Tidy Air Systems is certified by the National Radon Proficiency Program–one of the most stringent radon testing qualifications in the U.S.
- Radon is a silent killer and any resultant illness could almost certainly be preventable.
Mold & Airborne Contaminants Quick Facts
- Mold enters your home through open doorways, windows, vents and heating/air conditioning systems.
- Mold can attach to clothing, shoes and pets in order to enter your home.
- Wet cellulose products, including paper, paper products, ceiling tiles, wood and wood products are particularly conducive for the growth of some molds.
- Exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause a variety of health effects–or none at all.
- In 2004, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold to upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough and wheeze in otherwise healthy people.
- There is no blood test for mold.