Why It’s Important to Test for Elevated Levels of Radon in Your Huntsville Alabama Home

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The Environmental Protection Agency,  Surgeon GeneralAmerican Lung AssociationAmerican Medical Association, and National Safety Council recommend testing your Huntsville Alabama home for radon. There really is no other way to know your home's radon levels.

There are no immediate symptoms that will alert you to the presence of radon and typically,  it takes years of exposure before any problems surface. That being said, radon  has become a national environmental health problem and elevated levels of radon have been detected in every state.  According to the EPA, there are as many as 8 million homes throughout the country that have elevated radon levels. They also have a  wealth of scientific data on the relationship between radon exposure and the development of lung cancer.

Where Does Radon Gas Come From?

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown (radioactive decay) of uranium. Radon is the second leading cause of Lung Cancer in the United States, after smoking and the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Radon  kills more than 22,000 people each year.

Radon is usually found in igneous rock and soil, but in some cases, well water may also be a source of radon. Possible human exposure to radon is caused by inhalation and ingestion. Radon in the ground, groundwater, or building materials can permeate working and living spaces and disintegrates into its decay products. Although high concentrations of radon in groundwater may contribute to radon exposure through ingestion, inhalation of radon released from water is usually more detrimental.

Based on a national residential radon survey completed in 1991, the average indoor radon level is about 1.3 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) in air in the United States.  According to the EPA, a family whose home has radon levels of 4 pCi/l is exposed to approximately 35 times as much radiation as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission would allow if that family was standing next to the fence of a radioactive waste site.

 If you suspect elevated levels of radon in your home, or just want to make sure the environment you live in is safe for your family give us a call.  One of our Huntsville Alabama Radon Gas Measurement Specialists will coordinate a convenient time to stop by your house and set up the Continuous Radon Monitor (CRM).  The monitor is capable of providing reliable and accurate results within 48 hours.  Note, that if you are buying a home,  a radon professional MUST be the one who  performs the test.

 Call Radon Solutions & Services, Inc. Today for a Huntsville AL Radon Inspection (256) 539.7236

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Radon Solutions & Services, Inc. has years of experience with residential homes, schools, government and large commercial buildings.  All work is performed according to strict industry standards for radon testing. We are licensed, insured & certified by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA).

We specialize in the following Huntsville Alabama Radon testing and Huntsville Alabama Radon mitigation as well as mold and crawlspace services:

If you have any questions, or would like a Huntsville Alabama radon inspection, please give us a call at 256.539.7236, send us an email to joey@radonss.com or request an appointment online for testing.

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