Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. Unlike carbon monoxide, there are no symptoms or warning signs to alert you when you are being exposed to it. The Surgeon General states that radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and it is the 2nd leading cause following smoking. It is estimated that radon is responsible for approximately 21,000 deaths a year in just the U.S. alone. This amounts to 57.53 people a day. Not only does radon cause cancer but it is suspected that it also contributes to a variety of other illnesses including leukemia, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.How does radon get into your home? The air pressure inside your home is usually lower than the pressure in the soil. This causes a vacuum effect, causing radon to enter the home anywhere there is an opening between the home and the soil. Some examples of such openings include cracks in the floor and foundation, the tops of hollow block foundations, crawlspaces and sump pumps. Furthermore, because radon is a gas, it can pass through the pores of brick, concrete and rock. Based on the fact that most people spend 90% of their time indoors and that much of the time doors and windows are closed due to extreme heat or cold, it is imperative that every home be tested.
What can Radon Solutions do for me? Radon Solutions can inspect, test, and detect if Radon Gas is present in your home. After testing Radon Solutions can help you with radon mitigation, abatement, and remediation services to remove these harmful gases from your home.
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