21 Mar What Is Radon Gas and How Dangerous Can It Be To My Health?
Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas. Radon gas is inert, colorless and odorless which makes it difficult to detect. Radon is naturally in the atmosphere in trace amounts. Outdoors, radon disperses rapidly and, generally, is not a health issue. Most radon exposure occurs inside homes, schools and workplaces. Radon gas becomes trapped indoors after it enters buildings through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Indoor radon can be controlled and managed with proven, cost-effective techniques.
Breathing radon over time increases your risk of lung cancer. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Nationally, the EPA estimates that about 21,000 people die each year from radon-related lung cancer. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths.
You can take steps to reduce and control the amount of radon in your home. Testing is the only way to determine radon levels. Have your home tested by the local professionals at C2G Environmental. Once detected the risk can be reduced through proper radon mitigation. If your property has measured high for radon gas, C2G Environmental is here to help! Our team of professionals are highly trained to install a mitigation system that will effectively decrease the radon levels of your home.
Contact us today to learn more about our Radon testing and mitigation services.