for piece of mind,
mitigate when high."
January 5, 2015 January
is National Radon Action Month. More specifically the
Governor of the State of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, has made his
Proclamation that January is Radon Action Month for the State of
Colorado. Click on this image to enlarge and read the entire
December 30, 2014 Mae Kaene dies at 107 years old. She was the
last of the
surviving group of radium dial girls that painted with radium on wrist
dials to make them glow in the dark for the US Radium Corp in the
early 1920's. She survived likely by quitting her job after a few
days because she did not like the "taste of radium".
December 20, 2014 Here
is a Christmas shopping idea. A gift of a radon test from parents
to children is a perfect, economical and easy gift whether or
not the home has been tested in the past. Such a gift for january 2015
shows you love them and care about the family's health.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, January is National
Radon Protection Month.
December 14, 2014 A
new course entitled "Advanced
Techniques For Radon Mitigation Systems" is approved by the
NRPP-AARST for continuing education credits (8 hours CEU) for radon
mitigators. The course will be given by our president Dr. L.
Moorman. For more course information, locations and dates or if you are
interested to bring this course to your own State program write us
by using the "contact
us" button at top right and use as subject title: "ATRMS-course".
(State of Nebraska CE licensing approved)
December 12, 2014 If
you are interested in historically important events on radon, watch the
educational video by clicking on the link at the bottom of this column
about the discovery of the
element radon (Radon-222). In the last part of the video you can view
its radioactivity in an "ionization chamber" with an explanation what
you are looking at (Thoron=Radon-220).
December 9, 2014: Colorado
is doing really well in the recovery. From Sept 2013 to 2014 the unemployment
went down from 6.3% to 4.0%, and similarly in October. The region Fort Collins-Loveland, CO, shows values lower by more than a half
percent. See link:
The national data show that the unemployment rate is at 5.8% and
now rivals 2004 before the crisis. The graph of the interesting time series can be seen at
STARTING POSITION IN RADON MITIGATION NOW AVAILABLE.
For more info and application form: CLICK HERE
Radon Home Measurement
and Mitigation (RHMM) performs radon testing and radon mitigation of
single and multi-family
homes as well as radon testing and mitigation in commercial or business
locations, and delivers radon education to
interested groups and the public. RHMM also helps with radon
emerging during real estate transactions, helping real estate brokers,
buyers and sellers to understand and deal with what may be a serious
environmental health issue in a home. Our goal is to identify those
places that represent a high radon exposure to the general public in
residential, commercial and business environment and, after
verification of an increased health risk, to fix the problem.
RHMM works with home owners, contractors and builders by pre-screening
building site before construction for its ability to show a radon risk
concern after completion. If this radon risk analysis shows a predicted
high concentration of radon, RHMM can install an effective
pre-mitigation system in new home construction. RHMM, located in Fort
Collins, can solve radon problems anywhere in Northern Colorado or
updated: january 5, 2015
April 11, 2014 The
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has given
us the information that currently 22 municipalities in Colorado have a
Radon Code. This has been steadily growing since Aspen in 2003 and Fort
Collins in 2005 started this trend.
March 31, 2014 New data (CDPHE) have revealed that twelve
Colorado Counties previously considered to be at moderate risk for radon
exposure have been upgraded to the high-risk category. This means all 64 Colorado
counties are now categorized
as Zone I, which is the category with highest average radon
following the EPA classification. When a house is at or above 4.0
pCi/L, the USEPA recommends mitigation.
March 17, 2014
Spring is here: this is a good time to do a radon test.
Although you need to know that a proper short
term (>=2 days) test is conducted with outside doors and windows
closed, except you can live there and may open doors to go in and out
of the home, of course.
October 20-26, 2013
Federal Radon Awareness Week is here
according to The Surgeon General. Health agencies throughout the United States
have joined forces to promote awareness of the leading cause of lung cancer for
The American Lung Association Centers for disease Control, and National Cancer
Institute all agree the radon is a national health problem and encourage
radon testing during the October awareness drive.
August 17: Look at this graph about unemployment statistics since 2003.
We are certainly going steadily into the right direction again since 2010:
July 5: Employers added 195,000 jobs in June. The
unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.6%, the Labor Department said Friday. Also
encouraging: job gains for April and May were revised up by a total 70,000.
April's increase was revised to 199,000 from 149,000, and May to 195,000 from
Click here to see unemployment statistics graph.
August 4: U.S. employers added 162,000 jobs in July, the fewest since
March. The gains were enough to lower the unemployment rate
to a 4½ -year low of 7.4 percent, a good sign in an otherwise lackluster
report. Source: The Times, New Orleans
The bi-annual certificates from the NRPP-AARST as a proof of
recertification arrived in our office
today after we had forewarded to them proof of (1) Continuous
Education, (2) instruments calibration and (3) performance testing.
Certification for radon mitigation, radon measurement and as a
radon laboratory, to provide radon test devices to the public, is
May 31, 2015. We have been certified for radon services
since 1999 and have since installed more than 1500 high quality
mitigation systems as well as completed more than 3400 radon tests.
June 2, 2013, More good news:
After more than two thousand years a “weak version” of the ancient mathematical
riddle in number theory, Euclid’s “twin prime conjecture”, is said to have been
proven. Yithang Zhang, also known as “Tom” around the campus of University of New Hampshire has his paper accepted in a prestigeous mathematical journal., and has gotten instant rock star status under mathematicians. The conjecture states “There
are an infinite number of primes that are only 2 units apart”, such as the numerical pairs (3,5), (5,7), (11,13), (17,19), etc. He
is said to have proven it in his manuscript not for “2
units apart”, but instead for “70 million units apart”. Most importantly he said he
contributes his success to “never giving up on a problem” and said he "got the
idea while visiting a friend in Colorado
(Source: New Hampshire Union Leader, Sun, Jun 02).
More good economic news:
May 16, 2013: Larimer and Weld County's (CO)
foreclosure rates in first quarter 2013 dropped by 40.5 and 27.5%,
respectively, compared to first quarter 2012. Colorado statewide foreclosure rates dropped by 41.3% and
foreclosure sales dropped 30.5%. (Source: Northern Colorado
May 4: This morning the news is that the Jobless rate fell to 7.5%, a
4-year low,(theitem.com). Over the past year the number of long -term unemployed
has declined by 687,000. This is good news!
March 19 & 20 is National Radon Action day by
AARST, NRPP, and CanSar. This is an event focussed on the need to
bringing more attention to effective radon policy.
February 28, 2013: Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce holds Red
Carpet event for Radon Home Measurement and Mitigation, Inc.
Moorman, President and Founder of R.H.M.M. gave an inspiring power
point presentation before the Ambassadors of the
explaining what Radon is and how his company has saved now more than 28
lives since it began installing mitigation systems in homes.
February 4, 2013: HUD releases requirement for multifamily homes to
test for radon following the AARST/ANSI Multi-family Home
and if high, mitigate these buildings when an FHA loan is written.
About 100,000 mortgages are involved every year.
(January 1, 2005):
Mitigation Systems are now REQUIRED by current Building Code in Fort
Collins (first in Colorado) for New Home Construction of one- and
dwellings. which was extended in 2008 to all multifamily dwellings.
BAD ODOR OR MUSTY SMELL SOMEWHERE IN YOUR
HOME: go to our MOLD page
for more information.
CHEAP vs. QUALITY. If you wonder
whether all systems are
accomplishing the same goals and what the difference is between a cheap
and quality radon mitigation system. Read more ...
RADON IN YOUR WELL WATER: If you live in
the mountains and have measured a high radon level in your
indoor air, you may also want to consider testing the radon level of
the water from your Well. More
15 MUNICIPALITIES (9 CITIES and 6 COUNTIES)
in the State of
Colorado have requirements for installing passive systems in
homes currently. Check if your municipality has this
requirement on the following page (October
the following videos, click on it, or cut and paste the following
strings in the pointer of your browser:
CLIP ON LUNG CANCER AND RADON from a doctor in medicine in lung cancer:
(2) Two youtube
CLIPS on our company:
(3) Educational: On the history of radon discovery.
A wonderful TED talk about the discovery of radon and the two famous
scientists who competed over a century ago for the honor of its
discovery. Rutherford vs. Ramsay. How did they discover it? By
looking at the "radioactive spectrum" and identifying it as different
from other known radioactive spectra, such as that from helium.
In this Ted talk the original radioactive spectrum recorded by
Rutherford is shown identifying the radioactive spectrum of the then
entirely new element, called Radium Emanation (Rutherford) or
Niton (by Ramsay), which later became "Radon".