Category Radon

January is National Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month

Although you can’t see, smell, or taste radon when it is inside of your home or business, it can be extremely dangerous if you are exposed to it for long periods of time. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, about 21,000 Americans are killed due to radon exposure every year. Among nonsmokers, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer death, and over the years, both the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General have encouraged Americans to have their homes and businesses tested for radon.

January is National Radon Action Month, and there are many things you can do to mark the occasion and make the most of it.

For starters, you can—and should—obviously use it as a reminder to have your home or business tested for radon...

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Here’s What You Need To Know About Radon

RadonWhen we purchase a home or an older building, it is common knowledge the need to install or check on carbon monoxide detectors. Even just a little bit of the tasteless, colorless, and non-smelling gas of carbon monoxide is incredibly harmful. Well, so is radon and there are too many people who are unaware of this radioactive gas’s damage.

Radon is a naturally occurring gas that comes from the natural, radioactive decay of uranium. Radon can be found in igneous rock and soil most commonly, with less commonly being found in well water.

Radon is the heaviest and densest known gas. Due to the fact that radon’s decay particles can reach high concentration levels inside of buildings, specifically lower levels, you will find a lot of homes will have radon detected in the basement...

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