Protect Yourself and Your Family from Radon
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that can be dangerous to both you and your family. While radon is a natural gas that comes from the soil, it can become hazardous when it builds up in a given space. Oftentimes, radon can build up in basement areas. This is because radon seeps in through the soil surrounding your basement and your home’s foundation and makes its way into your home. Approximately one in every 15 American homes has radon levels that are either at or actually above the action level set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
But what exactly makes radon so dangerous? Like carbon monoxide, radon poisoning can cause damage to your body over time. Breathing in radon, especially radon levels above EPA action level, can damage the cells of your lungs over time and lead to lung cancer. In fact, radon poisoning is actually the second biggest cause of lung cancer after smoking, and scientists estimate that lung cancer deaths could be reduced by up to 5,000 every year with radon mitigation.
The good news is that you can have a radon mitigation service help get rid of the radon in your home so you and your family can stay safe and secure.