Have you heard of radon gas? It’s the second biggest cause of lung cancer after smoking.
Nonsmokers account for about 10% of radon-related cancer fatalities. Smokers who are exposed to high amounts of radon are at an even higher risk.
The only way to know if you and your family are at high risk of radon exposure is to have your home tested.
The experts at Randon1 have outlined everything you should know about radon and how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
What You Need To Know about Radon:
Radon is a radioactive gas that is produced naturally when radioactive metals such as uranium, thorium, and radium break down in rocks, soil, and groundwater. Radon has no odor, no taste, and is completely undetectable, except through testing.
Random In The Environment
Radon can be found all around us. Even if it’s at a low level, you’re probably breathing it in every day. However, you can’t know whether you’re inhaling it at a high level as it’s invisible, tasteless, and odorless.
Most people are exposed to radon at home and in indoor spaces. The gas enters homes through cracks and gaps in buildings and homes, and you can only know it’s in your environment by testing for it.
How Do You Know If You Have Radon in Your Home Or Office?
The only way to know if you and your family are exposed to high levels of radon is to have your home tested. There are two common methods for testing for radon; charcoal kits and continuous random monitors.
Both test methods take 48 hours to measure radon levels in your home. The charcoal kits are mailed to a lab and take 10-14 days to receive results, whereas the CRM tests are instantaneous.
What Can You Do If There’s Radon In Your Home Or Workplace?
Installing a system that creates a negative pressure field under your home or office and releases soil gases outside will help you get rid of radon. The gas will naturally mix with the air outside and reach a safe level.
Radon1 is your partner in ensuring that the air you breathe is safe. They are a team of certified experts with over 20 years of experience, dedicated to offering radon mitigation, radon testing, commercial radon services, and realtor services around Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga areas in Tennessee.
They provide expert radon tests with quick results within 48 hours and can help you figure out the best way to get rid of and prevent radon in your home, school, or business.
When you choose Radon1, you can rest assured that you’ll be breathing clean air with radon levels under the W.H.O. standard of 2.6 pCi/L.