We have an “old” reason to test our homes for radon. Radon (found in all 50 states and around the world) is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. And we have an emotional reason. The wife of “superman,” Dana Reeve left us far too early, leaving behind an orphaned son, and a cause without her voice. Statistically as a never smoker, radon is the prime suspect in her death.
But if I can’t play on your emotions, and if you, like me, have already found your new years resolutions to be too much work, try this.
Test your home for radon because:
- It doesn’t take any willpower.
- You can do it once (or twice) and forget about it for a long, long time.
- If the level is abnormal, it’s not your fault.
- Someone other than you can fix it.
- It’s cheaper than therapy.
- You can do it in your pajamas.
- Nobody will gossip about you, or be jealous if you do it.
- If the test comes back bad, it doesn’t mean you are a bad cook/housecleaner/mother/father/friend/employee/employer/coach.
- Fixing an abnormal level won’t change anything (except your radon level).
- Most importantly – you will have already made a positive change, so you won’t have to frantically search for something to share – when it comes time to write next years Christmas letter.
Is there anything I missed that would motivate you?
Radon and Lung Cancer – What Everyone Should Know