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National Radon Action Month in Puerto Rico and Ways to Identify Exposure Risks

Zimmetry Environmental provides testing and consulting services to detect and mitigate radon hazards and other indoor environmental quality (IEQ) exposure concerns in homes, schools and buildings.

Bayamon, Puerto Rico – WEBWIRE

Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. It can be found in Puerto Rico and many other places across the Caribbean.

National Radon Action Month takes place across the United States each January. The aim of National Radon Action Month is to increase the public’s awareness of radon, promote radon testing and mitigation, and advance the use of radon-resistant new construction practices.

EPA believes that radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in this country, responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year. The agency estimates that nearly 1 out of every 15 homes has an elevated radon level (4 pCi/L or more).

Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. It can be found in Puerto Rico and many other places across the Caribbean. In fact, United States Geological Survey (USGS) data suggests some areas in Puerto Rico have the potential for high radon levels.

“Radon gets into the air people breathe as it makes its way up from the ground and accumulates indoors,” said Harry Pena, President of Zimmetry Environmental. “In some instances, radon can even enter a structure through well water. Since people cannot see, smell or taste radon, testing is the only option. This is why both the U.S. Surgeon General and EPA recommend testing homes, schools and businesses for radon. If elevated levels are detected, there are mitigation techniques that can be implemented to lower indoor levels.”

In Puerto Rico and across the region, Zimmetry Environmental has a licensed radon inspector that can test the indoor air or water from private wells. Several years ago, Zimmetry even sponsored an educational video about National Radon Action Month that can still be seen at:

To learn more about Zimmetry Environmental and their radon, indoor air quality (IAQ), environmental, occupational, and compliance consulting and testing services, please visit, call (787) 995.0005 or email .

About Zimmetry Environmental
Since 2002, Zimmetry Environmental has been providing environmental consulting services to building owners and managers, architects, engineers, EHS professionals and Fortune 500 companies. The company is based in Puerto Rico and provides services across the Caribbean and Central America. The professionals at Zimmetry offer environmental compliance, indoor air quality, asbestos, lead-based paint, Phase I ESAs and general environmental consulting services.

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