Radon Test

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Radon Test

Radon gas is produced as uranium, thorium, and other radioactive elements release into the atmosphere from dirt and rocks. Exposure to high levels of radon can damage the lungs and ultimately lead to lung cancer. In fact, radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to the EPA. Radon (seen as Rn on the Periodic Table of Elements) is a naturally occurring gas. It is colorless, odorless and tasteless. Because radon is slightly heavier than air, it is usually found in the lower levels of a home. But in some cases, it can be detected in upper floors of the home as well.

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the world, second only to steelworkers that deal with metal castings and welding smoke. This can be prevented with proper ventilation. However, because Radon is carcinogenic, it is very important to know what levels you are being exposed to over long periods of time.

 

There are risks associated with prolonged exposure, but many states don’t have any regulations regarding radon testing. Idaho is among these states without specific Radon laws.

 

If your home inspector can test for Radon, it would be my recommendation that you have them do it.  If there are high readings during this test, there is a cure; it’s called Mitigation.

 

Mitigation is a small fee to pay when you consider the cost of a replacement window installed by a professional company.  So the cost is cheap and effective and will provide you a better quality of life for you and your family.

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Radon gas is produced as uranium, thorium, and other radioactive elements release into the atmosphere from dirt and rocks. Exposure to high levels of radon can damage the lungs and ultimately lead to lung cancer.
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