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Radon Gas Myths: Are you being told the truth about radon?

Jul 25, 2016 11:59:07 AM

Are you being told the truth about Radon? 

Radon gas is naturally created from the decay of radioactive elements, such as uranium, which are found in different amounts in soil and rock throughout the world. There are some common myths that many people believe when it comes to radon gas, some of which include: 

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  1. Myth: Radon only affects certain homes
  2. Myth: My neighbor's radon level is low, so mine must be too. 
  3. Myth: Homes with elevated radon levels cannot be fixed. 
  4. Myth:Radon doesn't cause lung cancer
  5. Myth: Radon testing is expensive

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Something that is not a myth is the lowering of the action level. Read our blog post "The World Health Organization Lowers Radon Action Level." here!

Myth: Radon only affects certain homes. 

The truth is, radon can be a problem in all types of homes, old, new, drafty, insulated, homes with basements and homes without basements. The factors that determine whether the radon concentration in the home is elevated or not has to do with how the homes were built and the type of soil or rock they were built on. Common Myths about Radon Gas

Want to learn more about radon and your home? Read our blog post: "What Can I Do to Reduce the Risk of Radon When Building a New Home?" here!

Myth: My Neighbor's radon level is low, so mine must be too. 

This statement is far from the truth. Your neighbor's radon test results are not a good indication of whether or not your home will have a problem. Radon levels vary significantly in every home, the only way to ensure yours is safe is to have a radon test performed. 

Myth: Homes with elevated radon levels cannot be fixed. 

Reducing the radon concentration level in a home is a simple fix. To remove the radon, a certified team of specialists will install a radon mitigation system. Radon Eliminator guarantees to reduce the radon concentration in a home below the EPA recommend action level of a 4.0 piC/L. 

Myth: Radon doesn't cause lung cancer. 

Actually, according to the EPA, American Lung Association, and World Health Organization radon gas causes thousands to die every year of lung cancer. It is the second leading cause in the United Sates and first for non-smokers. 

Myth: Radon testing is expensive. 

Radon testing is not difficult; it takes under ten minutes for one of our certified specialists to set the test up in your basement, and just 52 hours later you will be given an accurate description of the radon levels in your home. 

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Radon Eliminator also offers discounted radon testing to promote awareness of the dangers of radon gas exposure. 

If you have never had your home tested before, do not wait any longer. You could be living in a home with elevated expose to this radioactive cancer-causing gas

Contact us today to schedule your radon test! 

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