Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of radioactive Uranium found in our soil. Radon is estimated to cause up to 23,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the US. According to the National Academy of Science's Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation VI report, exposure to indoor radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer next to smoking, but is also preventable.
The EPA’s Action Level for radon levels is 4 picocuries per liter. You may want to take action if levels are between 2 and 4 picocuries per liter. With proper mitigation, levels can often be brought below 2pCi/l.
Radon is present in all homes, offices, and apartments in the Southwest Virginia area. The question is..... How much is in yours?.
Radon is created when radioactive Uranium breaks down in our soil. Since our area contains about 50 pounds of Uranium per acre (if you dig only 5 feet!), all homes (buildings) should be tested for Radon.
Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas. It collects and concentrates under buildings and works its way up to living areas.
Testing is the only way to know if your home has elevated radon levels. Indoor radon levels are affected by the soil composition under and around your home and the ease in which radon can enter your home. Homes that are next door to each other can have different radon levels – making a neighbor’s test result a poor indicator of radon risk in your home.
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