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I know something you don't!!

January 13, 2016

If I asked you what this term means, (picocurie per liter) could you tell me?  I can tell you what it is. I can't tell you what it means.

 

About a month ago, I went and purchased a Radon test kit and ran the suggested test. I sent the media into a lab in Texas and they sent back a report that offered the following information.  Your radon test levels are reported as 9.2 pCi/L. (In layperson's terms it meant 9.2 picocurie per liter). I cannot tell you how much that figure represents, nor can I tell you what a picocurie is or looks like.... I can tell you the results are about 4.5 times higher than the allowable safe levels for radon.

 

Just for the record, a recognized safe level for radon is < 2.0 pCi/L.

 

Have you ever tested your own domicile? If not, perhaps you should consider doing so soon. Pennsylvania is renown for higher than normal readings of this invisible gas.  Radon gas is considered to be the second leading cause of lung cancer just behind cigarette smoking.

 

Why am I doing this public service announcement?  Oh, I don't know, maybe I am concerned for your health and welfare. Or....I have bought major stock options in the radon laboratory testing industry.

 

Which motivation do you think I am employing?

 

Knowing the cause of an illness and not telling somebody about it is akin to knowing the saving power of Jesus Christ and deciding to not tell anybody about it.  Tragic!

 

For those who read these daily musings of an overactive pastoral brainstorm, are you saved by the grace of God through Jesus Christ's death and resurrection? If so, have you shared the hope you have received from Jesus with another person?  

 

If you don't consider yourself a Christian, would you be open to hear the message of salvation. If so,  contact me at rhughes@susumc.org and we can talk about this lifesaving news.

 

 

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