Why Radon can be very dangerous?
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Radon-222 is the decay product of radium-226. Radon-222 and its parent, radium-226, are part of the long decay chain for uranium-238. Since uranium is essentially ubiquitous (being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time) in the earth's crust, radium-226 and radon-222 are present in almost all rock and all soil and water..
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health Organization (WHO) has indicated there is sufficient evidence that radon and its progeny can cause lung cancer, and classifies them as “carcinogenic to humans.”
The average radon level found in homes in the U.S. is about 1.4 pCi/L. In Arizona, the median of radon levels found in 4000+ homes during the state indoor radon survey (1987-89) was about 1.6 pCi/L.
Radon gas comes from the soil that is in direct contact with our home’s foundation. Our home breathes in and out and as our home takes air in, in can pull radon gas into the home through cracks in floors or walls; construction joints; or gaps in foundations around pipes, wires, or conduit. Any hole can be an entrance for radon in our home.
You can order a free test kit on our website; arizonaradonmitigation.com, and it will be shipped free of charge to your home. Remember that 1 test kit is enough for roughly up to 1,000 square feet. If your house is larger, you will need to order more kits.
Reliable techniques exist for reducing radon levels in homes. Experience with radon mitigation systems has developed to the point that virtually any home can be fixed.