Radon is a radioactive gas found in the earth’s soil and rocks that is both odorless and colorless. When we breathe it in excessively, radon can be detrimental to our health. Because it is incredibly hard to detect, it is important that we are mindful of radon so we can avoid being overexposed. The information below will help you protect your family’s well-being.
The Danger of Radon
Radon is the largest contributor to the radiation emanating in your body. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), breathing in large amounts of radon on a regular basis is linked to lung cancer in humans. After cigarette smoking, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States. Additional research about the threats caused by radon is ongoing. Many researchers believe radon exposure is linked to leukemia.
Where to Find Radon
Radon is released into the atmosphere through soil that contains granite or shale. Every square mile of soil contains one gram of radium, which is released into the atmosphere. Exposure to radon can differ based on what part of the world you live in. Separate rooms in your home might contain different levels of radon as well.
For the most more reliable detection results, it is recommended that you employ a professional to inspect every of room of your home. The tests conducted will not get in the way of your normal household activities.
You can remove radon through positive pressure ventilation, which prevents the flow of gas from entering your home. Gas can flow in through cracks in the stairs. It is best to seal these areas. Do not ventilate your basement or crawl space as this might cause more radon gas to enter the home.
Radon Testing from Advanced Air Quality Consultants (AAQC)
Contact us today to secure a spot on our schedule and to get all of your worries resolved. We will come to your residence and carry out radon testing so that you can keep you and your family safe.
Do you want more information on radon testing in the Minneapolis – St. Paul area? Contact AAQC online or calling 651-336-1103.