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Is Radon Gas Really Harmful?

Oct 4, 2016 10:03:06 AM

Why you Should be Concerned about the Radon Concentration Levels in your Home 

Is Radon Gas Really As Dangerous and Harmful as people make it out to be?

Radon is a radioactive gas that cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted. It occurs naturally through the breakdown of radioactive elements, such as uranium which can be found in soil and rock throughout the world. 

Some people think that radon is not a viable threat. Read our blog post: "Radon Gas, Health Risk or Just Hype.

Table of Contents 

  1. Radon Can be Found to Some Degree in Every Home
  2. Radon and Lung Cancer
  3. Reduce the Risk of Radon Induced Cancer
  4. Get your Home Tested

Radon is extremely prevalent in Ohio and can be found to some degree in every single home. Radon breaks down into solid radioactive elements which can attach themselves to dust and other airborne particles that can be absorbed into our lungs through respiration. Is radon gas really dangerous?

The radiation that is given off through the breakdown of radon gas can manipulate and damage the DNA inside of our body's cells. Continued exposure to high radon concentration levels can cause an increase in the chance of contracting lung cancer

"I have lived in my home for years with high concentration levels of radon gas, and I do not have lung cancer!" 

Radon-related lung cancer symptoms may take several years to manifest themselves after you have contracted the disease. The truth is, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in the United States for non-smokers, only people who smoke have a higher risk of contracting lung cancer. 

Just because you have lived in your home for ten plus years with this cancer-causing gas, and have not contracted lung cancer yet, absolutely does not mean that you are in the clear. Is radon gas really harmful?

You will only reduce your risk of contracting lung cancer when you reduce the radon concentration levels in your home. It is important to remember, the longer you live with high radon gas levels in your home, the greater your chances are of contracting lung cancer. 

Get Your Home Tested

If you have never had your home tested for radon gas, now is the time to see if your living space is safe. The only was of knowing the radon gas levels in your home is to have a radon test performed. Once your test is complete and you know the concentration levels, you will have the option to have a mitigation system installed to remove the radon from your home. 

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Radon Eliminator is a fully insured and licensed radon testing and mitigation company. We offer discounted residential radon testing and competitive mitigation pricing. 

Do not hesitate to contact us today for a discounted test or free quote for radon removal. Do not become another lung cancer statistic, keep your family safe from the harmful aspects of radon by contacting our specialists today! 

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