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Why Radon Inspections Are Important in South Florida

Waypoint Property Inspection, LLC has become licensed through the Florida Department of Health to provide our clients with the opportunity to have a Radon inspection completed in conjunction with their home inspection.  This can also be completed for current homeowner if they want to find out of they have a Radon issue in their home.

Radon is a gas that is odorless and tasteless.  When you breathe in air that contains Radon, you increase your chances of contracting lung cancer.  The Surgeon General of the United States has stated that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer today.  The EPA has also provided updated statistics regarding radon and it’s health effects.

EPA Risk Assessment for Radon in Indoor Air
EPA has updated its estimate of the lung cancer risks from exposure to radon in
indoor air. The Agency’s updated risk assessment, EPA Assessment of Risks from
Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003, June 2003), is available at http://www.epa.
gov/radon/pdfs/402-r-03-003.pdf as a downloadable Adobe Acrobat PDF file. EPA’s
reassessment was based on the National Academy of Sciences’ (NAS) report on the
Health Effects of Exposure to Radon (BEIR VI, 1999). The Agency now estimates
that there are about 21,000 annual radon-related lung cancer deaths, an estimate
consistent with the NAS Report’s findings.

Waypoint Property Inspection is happy to help you determine if the home that you are buying, selling or just living in is truly a Healthy Home.  Give us a call to schedule your radon test today.