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How To Protect Yourself From Radon Gas

Jul 6, 2016 2:58:45 PM

Protect Yourself and Your Family 

Most people are exposed to a certain amount of radiation every day, the majority of which comes from natural sources such as Radon Gas. In this post you will learn a little bit more about Radon and how to protect yourself and your family from Radon Gas.

Radon is naturally created from the decay of radioactive elements, such as uranium, which can be found in soil and rock throughout the world. Radon gas is very prevalent in areas with large levels of granite and is released through natural half-life decay into underground water and air. 

Radon can enter your home in a plethora of different ways. Read our blog post: "Can Radon Enter My Home Through a Sump Pump?

Table of Contents 

  1.  Health Risks from Exposure to Radon 
  2. Steps to Ensure Safety 
  3. Contact a Licensed Professional 
Health Risks from Exposure to Radon 

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and the leading cause for non-smokers. When Radon gas decays into radioactive particles, these particles can get trapped in your lungs when you breathe. As they break down further, they release small bursts of energy. This energy damages lung tissue and can lead to lung cancer over the course of your lifetime.

For more information, read our blog post "Radon Gas & Lung Cancer."

How to protect yourself from Radon Gas?

Steps to Ensuring Your Safety
  1. Test Your Home: In order to find out if you are living space contains dangerous levels of radon gas you must have a radon test performed. Since radon cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted, having a radon test is the only way to know for sure if your home is safe. 
  2. Radon Removal Quote: Once your home has been tested and it is determined that your levels are above the World Health Organization's recommended action level of a  2.7 piC/L, you should obtain a quote for radon removal. 
  3. Radon Mitigation: If your home tests above the recommended level, it is advised to have a radon mitigation system installed to vent the radon out from underneath the foundation of your home. 
Contract a Licensed Company 

When you decide to make the steps to ensure your safety and the safety of your family, you should contract a professional and licensed radon testing and mitigation company. 

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Topics: Radon Testing