Radon Is A Radioactive Gas, Every Home Should Have An Atlanta Radon Test Done To Know The Radon Levels
Each year, it is responsible for more deaths than brain cancer, melanoma, or bone cancer. People in every state and in every country on the globe are exposed to it usually in their own homes. And while there are daily news reports about the quality of drinking water and warnings of pesticides in food, few people know about the simple, yet effective ways to protect themselves from radon, the second-leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States.
Radon Gas is naturally produced during the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. You can’t see radon. You can’t smell radon and you can’t taste radon. Unlike carbon monoxide and many other home pollutants, radon’s adverse health effect, lung cancer, is usually not produced immediately. Thus you may be exposed to radon for many years without ever suspecting its presence in your home.
The USEPA action level for radon is 4.0 picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L). The risk of developing lung cancer at 4.0 pCi/L is estimated at about 7 lung cancer deaths per 1000 persons. That is why USEPA and IEMA recommend reducing your radon level if the concentration is 4.0 pCi/L or more.
While scientists can estimate the approximate lung cancer deaths per 1000 people, no single individual’s risk can be estimated. Testing is relatively inexpensive, easy and is the only way to know whether you are at risk.
At Southern Home Inspection Services, radon inspections can be performed as a stand-alone test or in conjunction with any other inspections we offer. Call our office for details or to schedule an Atlanta Radon Testing Today!.
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