U.S. Environmental Protecting Agency (EPA) has reported that Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of approximately 21,000 Americans each year.
Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. It can typically move up through the ground into the air of homes and buildings through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Radon can even enter the building through well water. Structures can trap radon inside and this can be an issue in new or old properties and in buildings with or without basements.
People cannot see, smell or taste radon, but if it is present indoors at high levels it can be a health concern. According to the EPA, nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the United States is estimated to have an elevated radon level of (4pCi/L or more.
Testing homes, schools and other buildings for radon is important since breathing air containing high levels of radon over time can caus some people to develope lung cancer. Testing is the only way to know if radon is a risk in a particular home or building.
For those concerned about radon exposure, Clear Environmental Services is one of the leading providers of radon testing services. If testing indicates elevated levels of radon are present, there are radon reduction systems that can be installed to reduce exposure risks.
For more information contact a CES consultant @ 714-600-5745