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Selling your home is the wrong time to find out you have a radon problem.

Source: Radon & Home Sales – Maine Division of Environmental Health

Real estate transactions are the wrong time to find out that there is high concentration of a naturally occurring lung cancer inducing radioactive gas emanating throughout your home from under it’s foundation…(or maybe escaping from your drinking water!). If not for the pre-sale home inspections that are typically requested by prospective buyers, very few people would have ever heard of this invasive and harmful gas. Unfortunately, this is often the first time the house has ever been tested for radon. In Maine, (statistically) one out of three homeowners are then told that the home they have been living in for years (if not decades) has a radon level that is unhealthy and unacceptable to the buyers, who subsequently propose as a condition of sale, that a radon mitigation system is installed at the owner’s expense . This sometimes jeopardizes the sale of the property to the dismay of the owner, seller, as well as the real estate agents involved.

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Lead poisoning hits new Mainers hard – Lewiston Sun Journal

Lead poisoning hits new Mainers hard – Lewiston Sun Journal

“Kadra Ahmed” sits in her living room in Lewiston with her 2-year-old son, who was diagnosed with lead poisoning while living at their former apartment. Her 9-year-old son picks up his …


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2.1 million Americans use water wells with hazardous levels of arsenic, USGS estimates

2.1 million Americans use water wells with hazardous levels of arsenic, USGS estimates

While arsenic is an ancient health threat, this analysis offers one of the first nationwide appraisals for the groundwater contaminant and spotlights regulatory gaps in the nation’s water infrastructure.


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Radon could be source of health problems in Maine


Not could be, IS!!! If you have a drilled well and have not had your water properly tested for radon, uranium or arsenic, you are potentially at risk. And I stress “properly” because if you just fill up a jar and take it to a lab, hopefully the lab will turn turn you away because the sample wasn’t collected properly. This is what we do!! We are licensed in Maine to collect water and air samples for radon. We also can sample for lead, arsenic, uranium and many other contaminates that can exist in your drinking water. Call us today!

Radon could be source of health problems in Maine

PORTLAND (WGME) — For many people in Maine, radon can be a large problem.We have a lot of granite rocks in Maine so we have a high rate of radon in our homes and our well water, said Debra Violette, Chair of Free ME From Lung Cancer.Radon is the toxic che


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Natural Arsenic Could Infiltrate Drinking Water Wells of 2.1 Million Americans, Study Says

Natural Arsenic Could Infiltrate Drinking Water Wells of 2.1 Million Americans, Study Says

Some 2 million people in the U.S. get their drinking water from wells which may be infused with naturally-occurring arsenic, according to a new study published by the American Chemical Society.


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Access to clean drinking water should be universal

Access to clean drinking water should be universal

Access to safe, clean drinking water is a human right, but a shockingly high number of Maine families are exposed to dangerous toxins every time they turn on the tap – including many homes right here in York County.


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Arsenic in well water is a silent epidemic. Too few Maine families can afford to treat their wells.


Almost half of the wells that I have tested over the past five years have tested above the recommended minimum level. Don’t wait until you sell your home to have your well tested.

Arsenic in well water is a silent epidemic. Too few Maine families can afford to treat their wells.

Without knowing it, I’d been giving my babies poison.


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Don’t muddy Clear Water Act protections – Keep Me Current

Don’t muddy Clear Water Act protections – Keep Me Current

Beer, fish and lamprey. These are a few of my favorite things and they all depend on clean water. Luckily I am able to enjoy all three living in Harrison on the Crooked River, a class AA stream and the main tributary for Sebago Lake. As a fisherman and the owner of Acme Lamprey Company


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New lead poisoning standards expose hotspots in Augusta, Hallowell and Gardiner

New lead poisoning standards expose hotspots in Augusta, Hallowell and Gardiner

‘Hundreds of kids are getting addressed now, instead of waiting until they get super-poisoned,’ says Greg Payne, director of the Maine Affordable Housing Coalition.


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