Oreland, as part of Springfield Township, was settled as one of William Penn’s manors. Radon is prevalent in Oreland and could be dangerous to you and your loved ones.
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.
In 1686, a man named Thomas Fitzwater discovered vast lime deposits on his land in Oreland. He erected a kiln to process it which, by 1693, had attracted the attention of William Penn. Penn ordered a highway built from the port of the Delaware River to the kiln. Named Limekiln Pike, and still in existence today, it was one of the first roads in the area. These lime deposits and the ore deposits also found gave Oreland its name. Mining and farming would dominate Oreland’s economy until the 20th century. The 20th century marked Oreland’s turn into a residential suburb of Philadelphia, as it remains today.
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Scientific analysis of radon levels in homes in Oreland 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 Montgomery County homes can be very high. Radon in Oreland 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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