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Radon Mitigation Contractor Draws Attention to Deadliest Cancer

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and Woods Basement Systems is taking preventative measures by encouraging homeowners to test and mitigate their homes for radon gas.

Collinsville, IL - November 2, 2015


November 2, 2015

St. Louis, MO – The cancer that kills the most people in the United States every year is also one of the most preventable, and Woods Basement Systems is ready to play a key role in the prevention of lung cancer. During Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November and every month, Woods Basement Systems is encouraging Missouri and Illinois homeowners to test their homes for radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer.

Radon is an odorless, colorless, radioactive gas that can seep into homes through cracks in the foundations, walls, crawl spaces and wells. Exposure to radon causes more than 20,000 cases of lung cancer in the United States each year.

Woods Basement Systems is working during November to spread the awareness about lung cancer. Here are a few facts about lung cancer:

  • it kills more people than breast and prostate cancers combined.
  • the survival rate for lung cancer is one of the lowest for those with cancer.
  • lung cancer surpasses breast cancer as the number one cause of death among women.
  • in many cases, lung cancer can be prevented.

Preventing lung cancer caused by radon exposure is easy and affordable. Woods Basement Systems provides do-it-yourself radon test kits for purchase, and the company has highly-trained radon experts available to provide free consulatations to design radon mitigate systems for homes and businesses. If levels are found to be above the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended maximum of 4 picocuries per liter of air, Woods Basement Systems can work with the homeowner to install an affordable and aesthetically pleasing mitigation system.

For more information on radon and its health effects, radon testing and radon mitigation systems in Missouri and Illinois, please visit

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