Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can be found all over the world. Radon comes from the decay of uranium in the soil. As radon decays, it releases radiation that can damage the DNA within the human body. Radon is also the second leading cause of lung cancer.
You cannot detect radon by smell, sight or taste. The only way to know if you are breathing radon gas is to perform a radon measurement.
Radon levels of 4 pCi/L or higher are considered hazardous. Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk and, in most cases, can be reduced, although it is difficult to reduce levels below 2 pCi/L.
According to the EPA, nearly 1 in 3 homes checked in seven states had screening levels over 4 pCi/L. The EPA considers this measurement “action level” for radon exposure. If your home has high concentrations of radon, there are ways to reduce it to acceptable levels.
Once detected the risk can be reduced through proper radon mitigation. If your property has measured high for radon gas, C2G Environmental is here to help! Our team of professionals are highly trained to install a mitigation system that will effectively decrease the radon levels of your home.