Cause of Deaths in the U.S.

Home inspectors are often asked by their clients if they should have their home tested for radon. Real-world loss-of-life comparisons help consumers decide about whether or not they should test. If you are worried about shark attacks, getting trampled by cows, or terrorism, you should be worried sick about radon. These statistics help put things in their proper perspective so that your clients can decide if they want a radon test or not.  Here is a downloadable PDF that inspectors can give to their clients onsite to help them decide if they should get a radon test:



 Heart Disease
 Centers for Disease Control (2015)
 All Cancers
 Centers for Disease Control (2015)
 American Cancer Society (2004)
 Alcohol Use
 Centers for Disease Control (2015)
 Colon Cancer
 Centers for Disease Control (2015)
 Centers for Disease Control (2014)
 Breast Cancer
 National Cancer Institute (2015)
 Motor Vehicle Accidents
 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (2013)
 National Safety Council (2013)
 Prescription Drug  Overdoses
 National Institute on Drug Abuse (2013)
 U.S. EPA (2010)
 U.S. EPA (2010)
 Lung Cancer from Radon Gas
 Centers for Disease Control (2013)
 Illegal Drug Overdoses
 National Institute on Drug Abuse (2013)
 Centers for Disease Control (2012)
 Firearm Homicides
 Centers for Disease Control (2013)
 Heroin Overdoses
 National Institute on Drug Abuse (2013)
 Cocaine Overdoses
 National Institute on Drug Abuse (2013)
 Centers for Disease Control (avg. 2005-2009)
 U.S. Fire Administration (2011)
 Secondhand Smoke
 National Safety Council (2009)
 Thyroid Cancer
 U.S. EPA (2010)
 Bicycle Accidents
 National Safety Council (2009)
 Excessive Heat
 Centers for Disease Control (avg. 1999-2010)
 Firearm Accidents
 Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence (2010)
 ATV Accidents
 National Safety Council (2009)
 Ladder Falls
 International Association of Certified Home  Inspectors
 Carbon Monoxide
 Consumer Product Safety Commission
 Wind (including tornadoes)
 National Oceanic and Atmospheric  Administration  (2012)
 Scalding Tap Water
 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public  Health  (2013)
 Bee Stings
 Boston Children's Hospital
 Terrorist Attacks
 FBI (avg. 1970-2015)
 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  (2014)
 Dangerous Cows
 Centers for Disease Control (2009)
 Falling Icicles
 Death in Society Research Foundation
 High School and College  Football Injuries
 National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury  Research (2013)
 Vending Machines Accidents
 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
 Shark Attacks
 Mother Nature Network (2012)
 Marijuana Overdoses
 Numerous sources
 Nuclear Power Plant Leaks
 Numerous sources