PAPILLION, Nebraska - November 17, 2015
Thousands of people in Nebraska and Iowa could be saved from radon-related lung cancer thanks to the just released National Radon Action Plan. On November 10th, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the plan, called “A Strategy for Saving Lives.”
In a partnership between the EPA, the American Lung Association and other agencies, the plan's goal is to decrease lung cancer deaths by 3,200 people annually through the installation of 5 million radon reduction systems.
Thrasher is the local expert in radon, the cancer-causing gas that can seep into homes, businesses, and schools and is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Thrasher's radon experts can help determine if a building's radon levels are above the EPAs recommended 4.0 pCi/L, and if so, can install an aesthetically pleasing and affordable radon mitigation system.
The National Radon Action Plan sets a new strategy to reduce radon exposure, including requiring radon testing and reduction systems as a standard practice in home financing and insurance programs. It also encourages institutionalizing radon risk reduction through building code requirements. The plan is a collaborative effort between the EPA and other national organizations dedicated to lowering radon exposure, like the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST), of which Thrasher is a member.
Thrasher's president, Dan Thrasher, says the National Radon Action Plan will help save lives here and all over the United States. “Our radon associations have been working with the EPA for a few years to get this Radon Action Plan finalized,” said Thrasher. “Through our continued work to increase awareness about radon's dangers and the Plan's proposed required testing, I look forward to the day when we can eliminate lung cancer deaths caused by radon exposure.” The National Radon Action Plan can be downloaded for free by visiting http://www.nationalradondefense.com/national-radon-action-plan.html.
Founded in 1975, Thrasher has helped homeowners preserve and improve the value of their homes using proven basement waterproofing and structural repair solutions. Additionally, Thrasher provides concrete leveling and repair, radon services and egress window installation; all with industry-leading products, installation techniques and warranties. Thrasher serves Nebraska, Kansas, Western Iowa and Northwest Missouri from its headquarters in Omaha, Neb., Wichita, Kan. and Kansas City, Kan. For more information, visit www.gothrasher.com.
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