Radon Testing

Radon Testing

Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas. It forms naturally from the decay (breaking down) of radioactive elements.

Where does Radon come from?

Radon comes from radioactive element, such as uranium, which are found in different amounts in soil and rock throughout the world. Radon gas in the soil and rock can move into the air and into underground water and surface water.

Do only houses with basements have radon issues?

No particular style of home is more likely to have a radon problem; including old homes, new homes, drafty homes, insulated homes, homes with basements, or homes without basements.

Health effects from Radon.

Being exposed to radon for a long period of time can lead to lung cancer. Radon gas in the air breaks down into tiny radioactive elements (radon progeny) that can lodge in the lining of the lungs, where they can give off radiation. This radiation can damage lung cells and eventually lead to lung cancer.

 

 

 

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