How to Become the Hero In Your Own Radon Story.
There’s a lot of drama in the world now regarding global warming and how it’s affects our outdoor climate—but did you know that there’s an even bigger story happening indoors in your own home or multi-unit family property?
The story is about radon and right now it may sound more like a mystery. Because if you’re like most people, you’re probably unaware that radon is the invisible, silent home invader that is the leading environmental cause of cancer in the United States.
That’s why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have deemed this week Radon Awareness Week which runs from January 23-27. And this year’s theme is “The 5Ws of Radon: What’s Your Radon Story?”
Learn About the 5Ws for Radon
The theme highlights the CDC’s radon education program by using the “5Ws” that we all learned in school in order to tell a story: Who, What Where, When and Why.
- Monday: Who does radon affect?
- Tuesday: What are the health effects of radon?
- Wednesday: Where can I be exposed to radon?
- Thursday: When should I install a radon reduction system?
- Friday: Why should I raise awareness about radon?
What’s Your Radon Story?
More importantly, this year’s radon program has an even larger purpose: to help each of us become the hero in our own radon story. For example, your story can go something like this:
Opening scene: A drone view of your neighborhood, it’s swooping down to your house, only stopping once inside. You’re sitting in the living room. The TV is off and the room is silent. You give a quick, nervous, sideways glance. Is someone—or something—there?
How your story goes is up to you. Maybe you own a multi-unit family dwelling instead of a house. You may want to team up with a “wizard” or “mentor,” someone who is a radon tester or environmental consultant who can show you “the way.” The end result can be a very happy ending — either you find out there’s nothing there, or you discover that there is radon and you eliminate its dangers before it causes any harm!
Of course, your story can also be about helping others be their own heroes of their radon story. For Radon Awareness Week, it’s all about helping each other learn and prevent the hazards of being exposed to radon.
At Adviro, we’re excited about this CDC program. Public education about radon is an epic challenge in itself, so we wanted to make sure you had access to all the CDC’s resources. You can check it out here: https://www.cdc.gov/radon/awareness.html
Start Your Hero’s Journey with Adviro
Better yet, if you want to test a property for radon, we’ll be glad to help. Adviro has National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) certified consultants/technicians who will come to your site to conduct the testing.
Feel free to contact us at email@example.com or call (844) 607-9667 today.