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Radon the silent killer

Radon the Silent Killer

Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that is produced from the decay of radium, which is present in small amounts in the earth’s crust. It is odorless, tasteless, and colorless, making it difficult to detect without the use of specialized equipment. This makes radon the silent killer. When radon gas is released into the […]
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How to Choose a Radon Mitigator

Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that can seep into homes through the foundation, and it can be harmful to your health if it accumulates in high concentrations. If you are concerned about radon levels in your home, you may want to consider hiring a radon mitigation company to help reduce the levels. Here […]
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Radon Awareness Action Month

Radon Awareness Action Month

January is Radon Awareness Action Month, a time to increase public awareness of the dangers of radon and to encourage people to take steps to protect themselves and their families from this invisible, odorless gas.    Radon Awareness; What is Radon? Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that is produced by the breakdown of […]
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Health Hazards from Radon

Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. It is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in the United States and is responsible for approximately 21,000 deaths each year. Let’s dive into the health hazards from radon. Despite these dangers, many […]
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Non-Smoker Radon Risk

Lung cancer kills thousands of Americans every year. Smoking, radon, and secondhand smoke are the leading causes of lung cancer. Non-Smoker radon risk is higher than you’d think. Although lung cancer can be treated, the survival rate is one of the lowest for those with cancer.  In many cases lung cancer can be prevented.    […]
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January Radon Awareness Month

January Radon Awareness Month

January is Radon awareness month. Radon is estimated to cause around 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States every year and is the second leading cause of lung cancer, according to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can get trapped in homes and buildings and expose […]
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Radon Facts

Knowing the Radon facts could save your life. Element Name: Radon Element Symbol: Rn Atomic Number: 86 Element Group: Group 18 (Noble Gas) Period: Period 6 Atomic Mass: 222 Appearance: Colorless Gas   Radon Facts: Radon is a colorless, odorless, and flavorless gas at ordinary temperature and pressure. It’s radioactive and decays into other radioactive […]
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Radon Installation Process

Radon Installation Process

What to expect when having your radon mitigation system designed and installed? Read on for information on the radon installation process.   Active and Passive Radon Systems We will talk about active and passive sub-slab or sub-membrane depressurization systems.  An active system just means you will have a depressurization fan installed, either in the attic, […]
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