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A Citizen's Guide to Radon: The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Radon (EPA /K/, December ) This guidance offers strategies for testing your home for radon and discussions of what steps to take after you have tested, discussions of the risk of radon and radon . your home through well water. Your home can trap radon inside. Any home can have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. In fact, you and your family are most likely to get your greatest radiation exposure at home. That is where you spend most of your Size: 1MB. How to Test for Radon Gas. Home testing for radon is recommended due to radon’s tendency to gather inside buildings and ability to lead to lung cancer (and potentially other cancers such as blood cancer). Testing for radon requires a radon detector, which can be purchased online and at home improvement stores. Radon gas in homes is a growing health concern. Adding a passive radon stack is always a good idea to prepare a home for better indoor air quality. Ecohome Published: March 9, , : Emmanuel Cosgrove.
Radon gas is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that’s produced by decaying uranium. Radon gas is present in nearly all soils, and very low levels of radon gas are found in the air we breathe every day. Problems occur when radon gas enters your home and gets trapped. Radon gas moves from the soil into a home directly through pores in. Radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is associated with lung cancer, is found in rental properties throughout the U.S. To meet the responsibility to provide tenants habitable rentals, landlords must address radon problems that occur in rental e the gas is invisible and odorless, however, it’s not always easy to know if radon is present, unlike other Author: Marcia Stewart. The problem occurs when radon gas enters your home and gets trapped. Long-term exposure to high levels of radon can cause lung cancer. How does radon gas enter a home? Radon gas moves from the soil into a home. Although radon can seep directly through pores in concrete, the worst entry points of radon are gaps in walls and : The Family Handyman. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. It’s produced when uranium, thorium, and radium break down in soil, rock, and water. It’s then released into the air. Radon is odorless, tasteless, and invisible. Radon can accumulate in some places where ventilation is inadequate, such as in an underground : Ann Pietrangelo.
Impact of radon gas contamination in buildings on real estate property values & home sales: This article explains the health risks of exposure to radon gas in air or water, and we describe the proper steps to remove radon and improve indoor air quality in homes. If your house has high radon levels you are not alone, 1 in 15 American homes test high for radon gas. In many areas 50% or more homes test high for radon. Any house, old or new can have high radon levels. You can check the radon levels in your house using a do-it-youself radon test kit. There is not a way to just clean up the radon gas. Radon. Radon in the Home. Radon is an odorless, invisible, radioactive gas that can enter your home from the ground through cracks in the foundation. A known human carcinogen, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Pennsylvania has one of the most serious radon problems in the United States. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. It’s found in soil, rock, and even water as the breakdown of uranium. When uranium is broken down, it’s Author: Rajiv Bahl.