Radon – Health Risks And Solution
First of all, before we start talking about radon mitigation, if you don’t know what radon is, let’s go through that and all of the effects it can have on your health. So, radon is a noble gas. This ‘’noble’’ part doesn’t mean a lot to you, unless you are a chemist, but if you are not one, everything you have to know about that is that radon has no odor, no color, no taste, or anything that our senses can detect. The problem with that is that you can’t notice anything by yourself, you can’t notice the presence of radon, nor can you define the amount of it in the air. So much for the noble part, let’s move on to the harmful one.
Radon is also a radioactive gas. It arises as a consequence of decay of other radioactive elements, like thorium, or much more popular uranium. If you are even a little bit familiar with radioactive elements, you must have heard that they can cause the development of cancerous cells, which is certainly true. The most common type of cancer that radon causes is lung cancer, and a lot of people from around the world pass away because of the lung cancer caused by radon poisoning, in combination with regular usage of cigarettes and other aspects of unhealthy lifestyle.
So in conclusion, radon can be fatal if you neglect its presence, and do nothing to get rid of it. That’s why radon mitigation is a must. The team of professionals will test for the quantity of radon in your home, and according to that, they will suggest some of the ways to reduce it. Don’t worry, your home won’t in any case become some kind of laboratory, since the most common solution to that problem is simple ventilation.