Radon Gas is a Leading Cause of Cancer
Radon gas, the silent killer is a leading cause of cancer. Radon is a radioactive gas that forms from the natural breakdown of uranium commonly found in trace amounts in soil, rock, and water. Radon is the main source of our exposure to all radiation. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that radon gas is second only to smoking as a leading cause of lung cancer. Radon gas is called a silent killer because it is undetectable to the five senses of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. Professionally testing your home for levels of radon gas is the surest way of knowing if you and your family are at risk.
How do you know if your home has Radon?
Radon gas enters your home or other property from the outdoors, and over time, gradually accumulates to dangerous levels that can result in an increased risk of lung cancer or respiratory issues. Radon gas is dangerous, and if the problem goes untreated, the radon concentration continues to rise inside your property. Over the years, data that tracks radon levels indicates that Pennsylvania homes have a serious radon problem, as well as New Jersey homes and Delaware homes because of their proximity to the area. Radon gas testing will help ensure your safety, and the process of radon testing, mitigation and remediation is strongly recommended by The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
Is Radon Gas In Your Home? Take Action!
If the level of radon gas in your home matches or exceeds 4 pCi/L (pico Curies per Liter), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urges home radon mitigation because the average radon concentration level of indoor air is 1.3 pCi/L. The EPA wants homeowners to take action with a professional radon remediation service when the radon gas level in the home is between 2pCI/L and 4pCi/L.
Radon gas levels that exceed the average limit are easy and inexpensive to solve compared to most home improvement tasks, but it is important to take action and test your home or building for radon. According to Pennsylvania’s Radon Certification Act, only the property owner, the property occupier or a DEP certified radon tester has the authority to test radon gas.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends homes be fixed (mitigated) if the radon level is 4 pCi/L (pico Curies per Liter) or more. The average radon concentration in the indoor air of America’s homes is about 1.3 pCi/L. It is upon this level that the EPA based its estimate of 20,000 radon-related lung cancers per year. It is for this simple reason that the EPA recommends that Americans consider fixing their homes when the radon level is between 2pCi/L and 4pCi/L. The average concentration of radon in outdoor air is .4 pCi/L or 1/10th of the EPA’s 4 pCi/L action level.
Radon in your Home? What Can You Do?
Risk of elevated radon levels can easily and inexpensively be fixed compared to other home improvements. More importantly is taking the first step to simply TEST your home or building structure for radon. According to Pennsylvania’s Radon Certification Act, radon testing can only be performed by a DEP certified tester or by the person who owns or occupies the building. This is where our specialists at Radon-Rid, LLC can help you. Radon-Rid, LLC. Is a full service radon testing, mitigation, and remediation company. Our goal is to provide quality, first, last and always through education, workmanship and environmental stewardship. We’re here to provide you peace of mind and remove the risk of radon in your property.
Radon-Rid, LLC is a full-service radon testing, mitigation, and remediation company that specializes in reducing radon to its lowest levels and guarantees safety from the risks of radon.