Radon is a dangerous, radioactive, colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas. It is a product of the radioactive decay of uranium which is a heavy metal found in almost every rock and soil but more concentrated in some places than others. When uranium decays, it becomes radium, which diffuses to come radon in the air.
Since radon is almost impossible to detect naturally, radon problems in homes, offices, schools, or other spaces are usually very difficult to diagnose without proper testing. Radon usually seeps into buildings through cracks, slits, or openings in the slabs underneath the foundation or the walls. Poor ventilation in homes increases the concentration of radon alongside airflow restrictions worsening the situations and increasing the risk of radon exposure.
Health Risks Of Radon in Tennessee
Radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US after smoking accounting for an estimated 21,000 deaths due to lung cancer every year.
The risk of damage is even more in smokers than non-smokers.
People who live in Tennessee are at a higher risk of radon exposure and damage due to the high concentration found in the city. The majority of the counties in Tennessee are classified as Zone 2 with houses likely to have radon levels that exceed 4Ci.
When the radioactive particles are inhaled, they enter into the body tissue and damage the DNA of the cells which in turn causes cell death or uncontrolled proliferation of the damaged cells. This can cause several cancers including lung cancer, gastric cancer, and even skin cancer as the particles stick to the skin.
Radon Testing and Mitigation Systems are necessary to ensure that both residential and commercial spaces are safe, with radon concentration levels below 4pCi which is considered a dangerous level.
Radon Testing And Radon Mitigation Services In Tennessee
Radon1 is Tennessee’s leading radon testing and radon mitigation company with primary concern to ensure every resident is breathing healthy and safe air.
They are concerned with eliminating the radon problem in Tennessee by providing lasting solutions to the problem in residential and commercial areas.
They make use of WHO certified devices for testing for radon, providing timely and accurate test results that are used to determine the next course of action
They also provide mitigation services afterward for homes with high radon concentration to ensure the problem does not persist.
You can speak to an agent at Radon 1 on (615) 988-1515 or visit their website for more information.