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January is National Radon Action Month

January is National Radon Action Month
Take action against the second leading cause of lung cancer.

January is National Radon Action Month


Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can pose serious health risks. In this article we'll explore the dangers of radon exposure and its potential impact on human health and what Frontier Foundation & Crawl Space Repair can do to help you mitigate the dangers.

Understanding Radon

Radon is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, making it difficult to detect without specialized equipment. It is formed by the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Radon can enter homes and buildings through the ground and accumulate to dangerous levels. If your home has radon levels around or above 4pCi/l (4 picocuries per liter), it’s important to have a radon mitigation system installed by a professional radon contractor. Without radon mitigation, family members will be exposed to potentially lethal levels of radioactivity in the form of invisible, odorless radon gas.

Health Risks

Lung Cancer: The primary danger associated with radon exposure is an increased risk of lung cancer. Radon decays into radioactive particles that can be inhaled, leading to damage to lung tissue over time. It kills about 21,000 people in the U.S. every year.

Risk Factors: Factors such as the duration of exposure, concentration levels, and individual susceptibility can influence the severity of health risks. Smokers exposed to radon are at an even higher risk of developing lung cancer.

Professional radon mitigation helps keep your family safe!
The results of a radon inspection will tell you whether or not your home needs a radon abatement system. If radon concentration measures above 4 picocuries per liter of air, the EPA recommends that a mitigation system be installed. The good news is that even an extremely high radon concentration level can be reduced to acceptable levels using proven abatement techniques.

A typical radon mitigation system has only one moving part -- the blades of a specially designed exhaust fan -- so it can function reliably day in and day out to pull radon-rich air from beneath your foundation before it can permeate into your living space. Most radon mitigation systems can be installed in a single day.

Radon Mitigation
How radon mitigation works
When installed by an experienced radon mitigation specialist, a radon abatement system will lower the concentration of radon gas in your interior air to the minimal levels recommended by the EPA and other health and safety agencies.

Understanding the dangers of radon and taking proactive measures is vital for safeguarding health. By raising awareness and implementing effective mitigation strategies, we can minimize the risks associated with radon exposure. 

Call Frontier Foundation & Crawl Space Repair today for a FREE QUOTE on a radon mitigation system! 

For more information please check out these sources:

World Health Organization (WHO): Radon and Health - The WHO provides comprehensive information on radon exposure and its health effects.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Radon - The EPA offers valuable resources on radon, including health risks, testing, and mitigation.

National Cancer Institute (NCI): Radon and Cancer - NCI explores the link between radon exposure and lung cancer, backed by scientific research. 

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