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Why you shouldn’t avoid radon testing

May 31, 2024
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why you shouldn't avoid radon testing

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and causes 21,000 deaths annually. Because we can’t see, smell, or taste radon, many people put it in the back of their minds and put off radon testing. Additionally, the fear of a high test result may cause people to put off testing their home. 

We’re here to explain why you should prioritize radon testing your home as soon as possible.

The health impact of radon

Radon is a carcinogenic gas that causes lung cancer and other diseases, and lung cancer specifically is often not caught until the disease has progressed significantly. Though it primarily causes lung cancer, it’s not uncommon for lung cancer to metastasize and spread to other vital organs. Utahns just like you have been diagnosed with cancer in their hips, spines, livers, and countless other places that all started from radon-induced lung cancer.

The financial impact of radon

You might be nervous about testing your home due to the cost of installing a radon mitigation system. While the $1,700–2,000 price tag on a radon mitigation system isn’t pocket change, it pales in comparison to the cost of lung cancer treatment. It’s not uncommon for non-smoking lung cancer medications to cost around $16,000 per month, and total lung cancer treatment can skyrocket to upwards of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Even more, there are invisible costs of treatment, such as travel, transportation, caregiving, loss of work, counseling, and more.

Testing your home for radon can not only save you hundreds of thousands of dollars in the long run, but it can save your life. Click here today to get a free radon test sent to your door.

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