For 150 years the township was a small but active farming community with a few pockets of industry, mostly mills along Marsh and Brandywine Creeks. In 1858 the township divided, creating Uwchlan and Upper Uwchlan Townships. At the time of the division, Uwchlan’s population was around 800.
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.
The rural population remained steady until after the first World War when a decline brought the number to a low of 500. Beginning in the early 1960s the township experienced rapid growth with many suburban housing developments replacing the dairy farms. Today Uwchlan Township’s population has surpassed 16,576. You and your loved ones in Uwchlan could be in danger, as radon is prevalent in the area.
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Scientific analysis of radon levels in homes in Uwchlan 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 Chester County homes can be very high. Radon in Uwchlan affects on average 10-40% of all homes.
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