How Common Is Radon In Tennessee?

Radon gas is a serious public health problem affecting almost every state in the country and causing over 20, 000 deaths each year. While radon is a national health challenge, Tennessee is a hotbed with hundreds of thousands of homes experiencing elevated radon levels.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) describes radon prevalence as a serious problem facing the state. 

Why Should I Be Concerned About Radon?

Radon is a radioactive gas which means it releases energy, in this case, in the form of harmful particles. If the particles are inhaled, they can cause significant damage to lung tissue and possibly result in lung cancer. In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States following smoking. If you smoke and you are exposed to a high level of radon, your risk of developing lung cancer will increase.

What Should You Do?

Radon is an odorless and tasteless radioactive gas that makes it difficult to detect with your senses. That said, the only way to keep you and your family safe is by testing your home regularly for radon. By having a certified radon testing specialist conduct a test on your home, you can determine whether you are at risk of exposure to an elevated radon level. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that radon levels higher than 4 pCi/L should be treated.

How Do I Test My Home For Radon?

There are two major ways to test for radon at home. One way is by using a short-term test. Another way is by using a year-long test. Either way, what is important is how the testing process is handled. To get desired results, it is best to have your home radon test done by a professional.

For over 20 years, the experts at Radon1 have served residents and businesses in Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and other cities throughout Tennessee. 

Need information about their service, please call 800-323-2653 or visit their website.

Scroll to Top