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Old 08-01-2007, 12:10 AM
 
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Invisible Threat - Is radon gas in your home? - ABC15.com: Phoenix, Arizona News, Weather, Radar, Breaking News, Traffic and Web Cams

Local KNXV TV15 in Phoenix had an interesting special on radon gas in homes. They included several zip code areas that seem to have a larger percentage of homes with problems of this, ways to detect it, and ways to fix the problem. It appears that most of the “newer” areas around the valley in the suburbs are having the problems.

Radon gas seems to be a problem from uranium in the soil from under the homes in newer areas of the valley. Some of the zip codes with high reading we 85044, 85281, 85268, 85262, 85205, 85377 these are Ahwatukee, Tempe, Fountain Hills, north Scottsdale, Sun City, Mesa, and Phoenix; however not limited to these only.
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Old 08-01-2007, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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This hype has been tossed around several times over the years, yet everyone seems to be happy where they are.
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:05 PM
 
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Exclamation personal choices

I guess it is only something that is important to those who care enough about the health of their family that lives in a home built in a troubled area. The story does indicate that all of the areas have some problem with this gas, and not every home is affected ~ even the homes next door to one that has a measured high rating.

Most people with clear thinking would not live in a home that has high asbestos reading in the interior air. Nor would they live in a home that had previously been used as a “meth lab home”. Yet we all seem to forget about the exposure to hazards gas that can harm family members.
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Old 08-02-2007, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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Mold sure made them millions, even the harmless stuff. Some is very toxic however.
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:13 AM
 
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Anyone buying a home in the metro area should have it tested for Radon. I don’t think it’s a big investment to have it checkout for the safety of your family.

And MotleyCrew is right about the other topic of mold that is too common in the area now. Who should live in these conditions for any length of time? Isn’t your health more important then saving a few bucks on not testing for these things.
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Old 08-03-2007, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Well put!!

Here's one reason why there seems to be a lack of public awareness of the this serious problem....

"Radon is natural. Radon is not a by-product of industrial or consumer activities. Because there is no one to “blame,” it has been difficult to inflame the passions of the public. Even outdoor air has some amount of radon in it."
Kent Jeffreys

The lawyers haven't figured out how to make buck from it!

Learn more about the radon gas danger....
Facts About Radon Gas
Lawyers aren't the only ones. Looks like you have figured out how to make a few bucks off the topic yourself! Why don't you take an ad and promote your business instead of spamming us on this forum, RadonGuy?
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Old 11-02-2008, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Glendale
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Exclamation RADON - Should not be dismissed - It should be managed

RADON, does exist at varying levels nation wide. To the extent that it has been found in qty here in AZ, it should be tested for as part of your home buyer inspection. Because RADON is a lower frequency risk, how it is treated here in AZ is pretty much unknown. RADON mitigation systems can be fitted and installed in homes and should be done so where RADON is determined to be in existence in excess of the EPA guidelines as recommended by the EPA (Currently at 4pCi/L or Higher) these systems can range in cost from $800-$2,500 dollars. Homes with basements are a greater risk and is a relatively newer construction feature here in AZ with some exceptions. Buyers beware, please ensure you are working with a Qualified REALTOR that has full training on these issues to protect your interests.

please take a look at the following link with the EPA:

[url]http://www.epa.gov/radon/pubs/citguide.html[/url]

RADON is estimated to kill more people here in the USA than DRUNK driving. It can cause cancer, and should be investigated by a qualified specialist and managed.

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Old 11-02-2008, 05:03 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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RADON is estimated to kill more people here in the USA than DRUNK driving.
Funny, you hear about people getting killed by drunk drivers all the time. And yet I don't think I've ever heard of anybody dying from radon poisoning. Have you? If so, please provide a reference.
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Glendale
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go to the EPA link it will show that RADON causes cancer related death, which is how it manifests itself in the body. For that reason the government has set standards on the part density of gas in the USA.

Thanks for the post.
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:57 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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go to the EPA link it will show that RADON causes cancer related death, which is how it manifests itself in the body. For that reason the government has set standards on the part density of gas in the USA.

Thanks for the post.
Nice dodge, but you didn't answer the question. Everybody knows of people killed by drunks. We read about them every day. And here YOU make the grandiose claim that more people are killed by radon than by drunks, and yet you can't provide a reference to even a single death attributed to it. That EPA information has been repeatedly debunked by any number of scientific studies. Here's a link for you: Radon: Risk and Reality

And BTW, were did you get this "fact" that more people are killed by radon than drunks anyway? There's no mention of that statistic on the EPA page, so where did you get it?

Surely these questions can't be that difficult for the expert that you make yourself out to be.
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