Radon: What You Need to Know
Radon is a radioactive gas that has been proven to cause lung cancer. It can be found in homes, office buildings, or schools near underground mines where radium-226 is present. Radon seeps into the air and becomes trapped inside of your home. The only way for you to protect yourself from this harmful gas is by installing an effective radon tiltak mitigation system.
There are many different ways that help reduce the amount of indoor air contamination which include soil suction, sub slab depressurization (SSD) , active soil depressurization (ASD), passive soil depressurization systems (PSD), high efficiency particle arrestors(HEPA). These methods will prevent pollutants like mold spores, dust particles and other allergens from entering your home .
The EPA has shown that on average there is a 21% increased risk for lung cancer in homes with radon levels between 20-39 pCi/L. The chances increase to 50 percent if you have been exposed to this gas at work or school. You can test for Radon by purchasing an at home radon test kit, which can be purchased at a hardware store or online.
Radon is most commonly found in the following states: Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky , Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, and New Hampshire. Also, it is found in all of the Canadian provinces.
Radon can be detected by a trained professional or you can test for it yourself with an at-home radon testing kit, which are available online and locally at hardware stores. Installing a mitigation system will help protect your family from this deadly gas.