Radon Testing Racine
Why You Need To Get Radon Testing For Your Racine Home
Radon is a radioactive noble gas created when uranium in the soil breaks down. This gas is odorless, tasteless, and colorless, making it nearly impossible to identify without proper testing. The only way to discover if radon is in your home is through quality radon testing.
Over 47% of homes in Racine have over 4 picocuries of radon per liter (4 pCi/L), well above the 1.3 pCi/L considered safe by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Radon testing is recommended to reveal high radon levels and prevent future health problems.
In Your Air, In Your Water, In Your Lungs
Exposure to radon gas in the air is the second largest cause of lung cancer in the United States, after only smoking. Being a smoker compounds the risk of contracting lung cancer as radon and cigarettes both cause the condition of the lungs to deteriorate, resulting in thousands of Americans dying yearly from lung cancer. Without testing and treatment, radon can lead to lung cancer in even non-smokers.
Radon, being a particularly dense gas, can also settle into well water. Contaminated well water has unknown health risks currently being studied by the EPA. Without radon testing at your home, your family may be drinking contaminated water.
Occupants of homes with heavy amounts of radon, meaning more than the safe 1.3 pCi/L, may begin to experience symptoms including fatigue, being more easily susceptible to illness, and difficulty breathing in the event of long-term exposure.
Stop the Problem
Receiving radon testing is the first step to preventing radon lung cancer and other health problems. Since nearly half of all Racine residents have tested for an above average amount of radon, it’s likely your home has higher levels of radon as well. A simple, affordable test performed by the expert technicians at Lifetime Radon Solutions can help you get started onto a healthier home.
Once radon testing determines the picocuries of radon per liter, appropriate responses can be measured and implemented in your home. The most common solution is radon mitigation, when radon gas is diverted from where it commonly accumulates in your home and is harmlessly vented outside where it disperses safely.
Even if you already have a radon mitigation system at your home, continued radon testing is crucial to ensure the system is handling all the radon in your home. Radon amounts can change over time and your old mitigation system may not be up to the task, continuing your exposure to radon and potential lung cancer.
Contact the radon technicians of Lifetime Radon Solutions to stop radon from entering your Racine home.