Where does Radon Gas Come From?
There are many people who are just hearing about Radon Gas for the first time, so naturally one of their first questions is "Where does Radon Come From?".
Radon Gas has been a part of this earth for a very long time, coming from the decay of Uranium. It is a naturally occurring gas that comes from the uranium in the earth. You can find trace amounts of uranium in the soil all over the world.
Some areas will contain higher concentrations of Radon Gas than others, which means there are certain areas that will have a higher chance of having a radon problem as well. It can become a problem in homes, schools, and buildings anywhere.
Want to learn more about Radon and what it does to your wellbeing? Read our blog post: "How Does Radon Affect Your Health?"
- Health Risks of Radon Gas Exposure
- How to Protect Yourself from Radon
- Hire a Radon Contractor
- Get a Discounted Radon Test
Health Risks of Radon Gas Exposure
- The World Health Organization
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- The American Lung Association
- The Environmental Protection Agency
Radon Gas is a known carcinogen and the above organizations have estimated that it is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, second only to smoking.
According to the EPA, radon gas exposure causes more deaths per year than drunk driving accidents.
Many scientists agree that the risks associated with radon will increase as the concentration level and length of exposure increase. Smoking combined with radon exposure is an especially serious health risk.