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Radon Gas Testing
What is Radon Gas?
Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell or taste. Its presence in your home can pose a danger to your family's health. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America and claims about 20,000 lives annually. The pictures below show how easy Radon can enter your home.
Where does Radon come from?
Radon is the decay product of radium. Radon and its parent, radium, are part of the long decay chain for uranium. Since uranium is essentially ubiquitous in the earth's crust, radium and radon are present in almost all rock and all soil and water.
Radon testing fee is $125.00
The Risk of living with Radon:
Radon gas decays into radioactive particles that can get trapped in your lungs when you breathe. As they break down further, these particles release small bursts of energy. This can damage lung tissue and lead to lung cancer over the course of your lifetime. Not everyone exposed to elevated levels of radon will develop lung cancer. And the amount of time between exposure and the onset of the disease may be many years.
Like other environmental pollutants, there is some uncertainty about the magnitude of radon health risks. However, we know more about radon risks than risks from most other cancer-causing substances. This is because estimates of radon risks are based on studies of cancer in humans (underground miners).
Smoking combined with radon is an especially serious health risk.
Scientists are more certain about radon risks than from most other cancer-causing substances.
Children have been reported to have greater risk than adults of certain types of cancer from radiation.
Can Radon be remediated?
The answer is YES! Radon reduction systems do work. Some radon reduction systems can reduce radon levels in your home by up to 99%. The cost of fixing a home varies depending on the size and design of your home and which radon reduction methods are needed. Schedule your inspection today, if we find dangerous levels of Radon, we wil be happy to assist you in finding a qualified Radon mitigation specialist.
The picture above shows some of the more common ways Radon can enter your home.
Radon can also enter through the water in homes that have wells or when the water supply is from a department with a closed system.
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