November 12, 2014 -
Omaha, Nebraska – The second leading cause of lung cancer can be prevented, Thrasher is working every day to help homeowners avoid exposure to the radioactive gas called Radon. Thrasher has worked with hundreds of local families to test their homes for Radon, an odorless, colorless gas that enters homes through cracks in the foundation, walls, crawlspace environments and open wells. Many assume that only smoke exposure can cause lung cancer, however 21,000 people in the U.S. die each year from radon-related lung cancer. Did you know that exposure to 1 pCi/L of radon is equal to 2.5 cigarettes a day? !