Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that can be found in the soil and rock beneath homes and buildings. It is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer overall.
Radon enters buildings through cracks and other openings in the foundation. It can also be found in well water and can be released into the air when water is used for showering or other household uses.
Symptoms of radon exposure are not immediately noticeable, as it is a colorless and odorless gas. However, long-term exposure can lead to lung cancer, as well as other respiratory issues such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
The best way to determine if your home has elevated levels of radon is to test for it. Testing kits can be purchased at home improvement stores or through state radon offices. If the test results show elevated levels of radon, it is important to take steps to mitigate the problem.
There are several methods for mitigating radon in a home, including sealing cracks and openings in the foundation, installing a radon vent pipe, and installing a radon sump pump. The method used will depend on the specific circumstances of the home and the level of radon present. A professional radon mitigation contractor can help you determine the best course of action for your home.
It’s important to note that radon levels can vary from home to home, even on the same street, so it’s always a good idea to test your home regardless of whether or not your neighbor’s home has elevated levels. It is also suggested that the test should be redone after any major renovation in your house.
Overall, radon is a serious health concern that should not be ignored. By testing for radon and taking steps to mitigate any elevated levels, homeowners can protect themselves and their families from the harmful effects of this gas.
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