What is Radon?
Radon is a cancer causing radioactive gas. Invisible and odorless, Radon is undetectable without proper testing.
Resulting from the natural breakdown of uranium in the soil and rock under many homes and buildings, Radon enters structures through cracks or gaps in the foundation. This can present an issue, as the Radon gas is now trapped within the structure with no way for it to adequately dissipate.
The installation of a Radon Mitigation System however, can reduce the Radon level in structures, dramatically reducing this hazard.
Below is a very informative video made available by the EPA explaining Radon and where it comes from.
Where is Radon found?
Radon contamination in homes is extremely common. In fact, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection estimates that 40% of homes have higher than acceptable Radon levels.
All counties in Northeastern Pennsylvania with the exception of Wayne and Pike Counties are rated as Zone 1, having the Highest Potential for Radon contamination in buildings. Wayne and Pike Counties are rated as Zone 2 or a Moderate Potential for Radon contamination. Read More on the EPA Website.
Does Radon cause Cancer?
The more we learn about the effects of Radon, the greater the issue it appears to be. Radon is the second leading cause of Lung Cancer in the United States and the leading cause of Lung Cancer among non-smokers. Radon is estimated to cause in excess of 21,000 deaths per year due to lung cancer.
For more information on the health effects of Radon Gas Exposure, please check out Does Radon cause Cancer?
About Radon Mitigation
The EPA recommends that any building with radon levels of 4 picocuries per liter of air or above be corrected by installation of a Radon Mitigation System. Disaster Blaster's properly trained, certified, and State licensed professionals can install a Radon Mitigation System.
A properly installed Radon Mitigation System will redirect the radon gas from ground below the building or home and vent the radon above the building thereby reducing radon levels within the building.
About Radon Testing
The US EPA recommends that ALL homes and schools be tested for radon contamination every three years. Contact Disaster Blaster if you are in need of a Radon Mitigation System.
While we do not perform Radon Testing, you may purchase a Home Radon Test Kit. All test kits are analyzed by an independent third party.
Should you have a Radon Issue in your home or business, or any questions, please do not hesitate to Contact Our Offices.
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