(1888PressRelease) A recent study released by the Health Protection Agency in Great Britain has also linked exposure to radon gas to squamous cell carcinoma, a non-malignant form of skin cancer.
Taking the steps necessary to prevent radon gas from entering the home has now become more important than ever. Prolonged exposure to radon gas has been scientifically linked to causing lung cancer in humans. A recent study released by the Health Protection Agency in Great Britain has also linked exposure to radon gas to squamous cell carcinoma, a non-malignant form of skin cancer. The conclusion of the study was that more research is needed but the risk of contracting skin cancer from exposure to radon gas is a real threat that each homeowner needs to take seriously to maintain their family's health and safety.
The link between radon gas levels in the home with lung and skin cancer are important reasons to have your home tested to find out the level of radon gas that is present in the home's interior air. It is possible to remove the radon threat and help reduce the risk of skin cancer by having the home tested and the entry points of the radon gas eliminated to reduce the level of harmful radon in the home. Consequently, the risk of anyone living in the home contracting skin cancer will drop once the radon gas threat has been eliminated or reduced.
SWAT Environmental is aware of the link between contracting skin cancer from radon gas and they specialize in reducing radon gas levels in homes. If the gas is found in the home, SWAT Environmental will be able to evaluate the home to find the points of entry for the radon gas and stop it from being able to enter the air in the home. Once the gas is stopped, the threat of lung or skin cancer from radon gas exposure is reduced making the home safer to live in.
This skin cancer causing gas cannot be detected without the use of specialized equipment. It is an odorless, colorless gas that naturally exists in the soil. Radon gas creeps into the home through windows and cracks. If the home's well water is contaminated it can enter through the faucets when they are turned on. Simple tasks such as showering in radon contaminated water can increase the person's risk for skin cancer.
According to the new study, more research is needed on the link between this dangerous gas and skin cancer. However, the current evidence collected in the study does conclude that skin cancer rates are higher in areas with larger amounts of radon gas inside the homes. It also concludes that testing for radon gas is important to preventing skin cancer.
Preventing a severe health problem like skin cancer by simply testing a home for radon gas and taking the steps necessary to mitigate this harmful gas from entering the home is an easy task that no one should ever overlook. Skin cancer is a dangerous disease that can be fatal. With this new information on the link between radon gas and skin cancer, every home should be tested. For more information about radon gas, radon testing options, and how to reduce radon when found in a home, please contact SWAT Environmental at 1-800-667-2366 or visit the SWAT Environmental website at www.RadonSystem.com