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National Radon Action Month and Resources to Test Homes, Schools and Buildings

EMSL Analytical provides laboratory testing services and easy-to-use test kits to identify radon exposure risks as recommended by both the EPA and U.S. Surgeon General.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that an estimated 1 in 15 homes in the country have high radon levels. The agency also warns that high radon levels can be a risk across the entire nation and that radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers, claiming the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is released in rock, soil, and water. In homes and buildings, it can accumulate to dangerous levels as it moves up through the ground to the indoor air through cracks and other holes in the foundation. In some situations, radon can also enter through well water. When building occupants breathe in radon, radioactive particles from it can get trapped in the lungs.

“To increase the public’s awareness of radon, promote radon testing and mitigation, and to advance the use of radon-resistant construction practices, January is designated as National Radon Action Month,” said Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “Creating awareness is important as exposure to radon is a preventable health risk. Testing for radon levels in homes and buildings can help prevent unnecessary exposure because there are steps that can be taken to fix a problem if elevated levels are found.”

The U.S. Surgeon General and EPA urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools and other buildings for radon. To help in this effort, EMSL Analytical provides affordable radon testing solutions and test kits to identify radon exposure risks. Several years back, EMSL even sponsored an educational video about National Radon Action Month that can still be seen at:

To learn more about radon or other indoor environmental quality (IEQ), occupational, health and safety testing services, please visit, call (800) 220-3675 or email . To access radon or other IEQ test kits, visit

About EMSL Analytical, Inc.

EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories with locations throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP 797, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOCs, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA LAP, LLC. (AIHA EMLAP, AIHA IHLAP, AIHA ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at for a complete listing of accreditations. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.

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