What is Radon?

In a nutshell, Radon is a cancer-causing gas that you cannot detect by smell or taste. It is a common problem in many homes and can be resolved with proper detection and mitigation.

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Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas, The Surgeon General has warned against long exposures to Radon Gas.

Technically Radon is a naturally created gas which originates from the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. It is pretty common that we encounter natural Radon gasses during our normal day to day routines. It is not detected by smell, color or taste and so it goes by and large undetected. However in excess amounts with long-term exposure to the gas, serious health problems can develop. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer other than smoking and so it is a severe issue that needs to be mitigated if test levels prove to be high enough. In Colorado radon is at higher levels than other parts of the United States and so testing in your home is paramount to your family’s safety and health.

The Environmental Protection Agency or EPA has recommended that radon levels of 4 pCi/L or higher need to take immediate action to reduce radon levels in their home, work area or offices. With today’s Radon mitigation technology it is entirely possible to bring radon levels below a 2 pCi/L, so mitigation should be considered with levels as low as 2 pCi/L. No level of Radon is the best solution always but that isn’t possible in all scenarios all of the time.

Radon is a product of complex chemical processes that takes place in 14 stages. Facts about radon indicate that its presence in the atmosphere is harmless since the concentration level is quite low. However, if you're exposed in closed places radon can be harmful. Basically it results as a decay product of uranium into the soil.

If your basement have cracks or openings, you better think of repairing them fast. Facts about radon are quite shocking when it comes to how it can enter and accumulate in your house. The process is quite interesting. Actually what happens is that radon is present in the soil. Due to the difference in pressure between the soil and your house low areas such as basement, radon easily gets attracted by the basement's low pressure since it's under high pressure in the soil.

Interestingly, water from underground springs is also exposed to radon and thus can get in our houses through the water we use. However, it's in small amounts and actually harmless. So am I saying that radon is harmful? Well, facts about radon shows that it's particles remain attached to the lungs tissues and may trigger cancer. Basically what happens is that, it affects the DNA structure of lung cells causing cellular division impossible and thus the tissues die one by one.

Generally, it's advisable to make sure a radon test is done in any house that you might be thinking of buying. In addition, please make sure that the person who performs the test is qualified as per EPA Radon measurement proficiency program.