January is Radon Awareness Month–Know the Risks

The EPA estimates that as many as 20,000 people die of radon-induced lung cancer every year and is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon-induced lung cancer costs Americans $2 billion per year in healthcare costs. The burst of Alpha radiation given off by radon which damages our cells is the same… Read more »

Posted on January 29, 2016 at 11:36 am

Radon in Iowa: Why Testing For Radon Saves Lives

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in never smokers, killing more than 21,000 people in the U.S. every year. Iowa leads the nation in indoor radon concentration with 6 TIMES the national average due to the high levels of uranium and radium in our glacial till soils. There are approximately 400 deaths per… Read more »

Posted on November 17, 2015 at 8:23 am

School Radon Testing Season

Crisp autumn air and beautiful foliage are what people in Iowa think of this time of year.  At Midwest Indoor Air Quality we are scheduling with schools to do their radon tests for the 2015-2016 school year.  The new EPA protocol for school radon testing recommends that we test during the coldest months of the… Read more »

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 5:26 pm