Keep Your Family Healthy and Safe With Radon Testing - $10

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States estimates that 21,000 people die from lung cancer each year due to exposure to radon. This is a much larger figure than that of deaths from drunk driving or fires. Both the 2005-2006 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Report and the 2006 National Safety Council Reports were used to compile this data. The government has issued a strong call to action, citing the gravity of the problem and the frightening prevalence rates, urging all citizens to test their homes for radon to ensure the health and safety of their families.

The mystery of radon: what exactly is it?

Radioactive radon is released from decomposing uranium in the soil and rocks of your home, and it has no discernible odour, colour, or taste. It's possible to find radon in both the air you breathe and the water you drink. The risk of acquiring lung cancer is greatly increased for smokers who also live in homes with high levels of radon.

How safe and healthy is it there right now?

Checking your home for radon should be a top priority if you haven't already. There are a number of radon detection methods available today. Radon test kits are available and may be used by anyone because they are cheap and straightforward. Still, if you're in the market for a property, you might find it practical and smart to combine the services of your local home inspector with those of a professional appraiser. Your home inspection can be supplemented with radon testing by a qualified professional in your area. When you bundle services together, you save money and have access to the expertise of a licenced inspector. For more related resources you can visit our website here

What Should I Do If My Home Has High Radon Levels?

It really couldn't be much easier. You should take action if you discover elevated radon levels in your house. If you understand how radon enters your house, you can take steps to reduce your exposure to it. Radon is attempting to diffuse into the sky when it seeps out of the ground and rocks. When radon is mixed in with the massive quantities of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen in the air, it has no effect on humans. But when radon gas is contained, it becomes highly toxic. This means that the radon gas that seeps into your home from the surrounding rocks and soil has not yet reached an environment where it is no longer a threat to human health. Installing a vent pipe to remove the radon gas from your home is the best approach to keep it out of the air you and your family breathe. Depressurization below the slab is what it's called. You should know that there is no way to completely prevent radon from entering your home. When it comes to keeping radon gas out of your house, the EPA says it's ineffective.

Places with lots of granite have been shown to have a high radon concentration. It has, however, been discovered in areas devoid of granite. It is therefore prudent to undertake radon testing with extreme caution and on a case-by-case basis. You have no idea where high radon levels might be hiding. If radon gas is naturally occurring and seeking to escape from the rocks and soil beneath your home, it is important to take precautions to prevent it from being trapped in your dwelling.

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