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Radon Gas Protection for House?

Submitted by on August 1, 2009 – 4:09 pmNo Comment

Many knowingly do not want to acknowledge or take note of the seemingly invisible yet potential health hazard that haunts us. Radon, the hard to spot radioactive, noble gas that is the outcome of innate putrefaction of uranium is present in many households, has been found to up the risk of lung cancer. Many uranium miners were found to have lung cancer which corroborated this finding.

Radon gas seeps into homes and other establishments from the soil beneath foundations, whose exposure to high levels for long periods of time can accelerate the chances of getting lung cancer. The quantity of uranium present in the soil fluctuates from region to region. Radon leaches through crevices or gaps in the base made from plumbing.

The risk of contracting lung cancer from exposure to radon is lesser in comparison to the heightened risk from smoking. But the deadly blend of radon exposure and smoking is much higher than their individual exposures.

Those whose homes are situated beneath the third floor need to get their homes tested for levels of radon. In certain cases, closing up the fissures in walls and floors may aid in reducing the radon concentration which should not cross the 4 pCi/L levels.

One can mitigate the radon levels by soil suction methods that heave out the radon from underneath the house and expel it via pipes away from the house. By covering the chinks alone will only limit the radon seepage into the home and decrease the amount of loss of conditioned air.

By creating pressure variations in the house one can stop radon from seeping into the house. The aeration of the house can be increased by installing the Heat Recovery ventilator. If one’s water source is the entry point for radon, one can install charcoal filters or aeration mechanism to do away with radon from the water prior to its entry into the home. It is always feasible to fit a radon mitigation system prior to constructing a new home.

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