Is your home radioactive? Here’s how to find out!
Here’s the ultimate stocking stuffer this Christmas — and it’s not a little toy or gadget that’ll raise a few smiles and then be forgotten in a few days.
It’s something that could save YOUR life… and the lives of EVERYONE in your home!
A radon test kit will cost about $10. It includes a small packet that you leave in the lowest part of your home to pick up on any possible traces of this radioactive gas. Then, you mail it off to a lab and get the results back within days.
In most cases, the test will be negative… and you’ll have bought some peace of mind for a very low price.
In others, you might have a problem.
You could be getting bombarded by constant low-level radiation from radon gas — and getting it taken care of now could protect you from one of the deadliest diseases in America.
Lung cancer, of course, can be trigged by smoking.
But a growing number of people who have this disease have never so much as TOUCHED a cigarette… and have NEVER lived with a smoker or been exposed to secondhand smoke.
In many cases, the reason is radon, which has very quietly become the nation’s No. 2 cause of lung cancer… and the No. 1 cause of the disease in nonsmokers.
The federal government estimates that this form of radiation is responsible for up to 22,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States every year.
Thousands more are living with the disease because of radon, and many others — perhaps hundreds of thousands of Americans — are at risk of joining them.
They don’t know it, but they’re breathing air loaded with radioactive radon, with some U.S. homes containing 35 times the level of radiation allowed just outside the fence of a nuclear waste dump.
You can’t rely on your senses to warn you.
You can’t see, smell, taste, feel, or “sense” radon gas.
That’s why you need to test for it.
If it turns out you have high levels, don’t panic. There are some fixes that can seal your home and vent away gas from any potential sources to protect you and your family.
If you have low or moderate levels, you might want to consider similar action, because there’s really no such thing as a “safe” level of exposure.
And regardless of whether you’ve been exposed — even if your test results come back with ZERO radon — consider a detox strategy for radiation to help your body fight off the effects of exposure from other homes, offices, and more, as well as other sources of this invisible threat.