Know the Facts!
Radon is a radioactive gas released from the normal decay of uranium in rocks and soil. It is an invisible, odorless, tasteless gas that seeps up through the ground and diffuses into the air. In a few areas, depending on local geology, radon dissolves into ground water and can be released into the air when the water is used. Radon gas usually exists at very low levels outdoors. However, in areas without adequate ventilation, such as underground mines, radon can accumulate to levels that substantially increase the risk of lung cancer.
How is the general population exposed to radon?
Radon is present in nearly all air. Everyone breathes radon in every day, usually at very low levels. However, people who inhale high levels of radon are at an increased risk for developing lung cancer.
Radon can enter homes through cracks in floors, walls, or foundations, and collect indoors. It can also be released from building materials, or from water obtained from wells that contain radon. Radon levels can be higher in homes that are well insulated, tightly sealed, and/or built on uranium-rich soil. Because of their closeness to the ground, basement and first floors typically have the highest radon levels.
Radon Exists in all homes in Bucks County.
Quakertown, Sellersville, Telford, Warminster – Have you checked your home?
Reports suggest that dangerous levels of Radon Contamination exist in 10-50% of homes in Bucks County. Calling a professional and respected company like Radon-Rid is a great way to make sure home your is safe. Radon-Rid performs radon testing and mitigation for Bucks County, including: