Pine Forge is located in Douglas Township in Berks County, PA. Douglas, founded in 1736, is the fourth oldest township in Berks County. The population was 3,327 in 2000. Pine Forge is a great place to work and live. You may not be aware of it, but radon is prevalent in Pine Forge. This means you and your loved ones are at risk.
Radon is a radioactive gas that results from the natural breakdown of uranium found in trace amounts in soil, rock, and water. Radon is the main source of our exposure to all radiation. The US Surgeon General and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have determined that radon is second only to smoking as a leading cause of lung cancer. Testing for Radon is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon.
Pine Forge is home to the historic Pine Forge Academy, which is a historically African-American boarding school, formerly Pine Forge Institute, opened for school on September 9, 1946, with an enrollment of 90 students. The campus resides on the historical property of Thomas Rutter, an abolitionist iron miller, which was deeded to him by William Penn in the early 1700s.
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Scientific analysis of radon levels in homes in Pine Forge and many other Pennsylvania cities have found that 10% or more of homes contain dangerous levels of radon. Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can be removed from the house though radon mitigation.
On average, 20,000 Americans die each year from radon exposure. Most of the exposure happens in their own home, where radon has a chance to build up over time because it is trapped by the walls and foundation. The percentage of radon contamination in Berks County homes can be very high. Radon in Pine Forge affects on average 10-40% of all homes.
Contact a professional today about your home. Radon testing can verify that you are living in a safe environment, and if not Radon mitigation specialists can help you make your home safe for your family.
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