What is Radon? Why Every Rock Hill Home Should Get Tested for the Presence of Radioactive Radon Gas
When it comes to testing your residential or commercial premises for radon, you can never be too safe. According to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, there are as many as 20,000 deaths that are caused by radon each year. After smoking, radon is ranked as the second largest cause of lung cancer.
Every home should get tested for “safe” levels of radon. Radon is a radioactive gas that cannot be seen or smelled, exposure to high levels it for long periods of time can be even more dangerous than being next to a radioactive waste site.
According to radon.com, “An elementary school student that spends 8 hours per day and 180 days per year in a classroom with 4 pCi/L of radon will receive nearly 10 times as much radiation as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission allows at the edge of a nuclear power plant.”. Furthermore, the website also mentions that nearly 2 billion dollars get spent each year on healthcare costs associated with radon exposure.
The U.S. EPA has set a guideline action level of 4.0 pCi/L. However, ANY level of radon is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer. The chances become increased if the persons exposed smoke cigarettes.
Don’t take the chance of putting your loved ones in jeopardy, and get your home checked by Carolinas Radon Resources, LLC today. They are fully certified and insured with a 100% success rate. From radon testing to abatement, they will take care of all of your needs and leave you with a safe environment.
Courtesy of RadonIsReal.org