What is Radon?
Radon is a natually occuring radioactive gas. It is colorless, odorless and tasteless. The gas is a product of the natural decay of uranium and is present, in the ground, everywhere in the world. Radon is accurately measured (we use all applicable EPA protocols) and can be effectively mitigated (fixed).
Breathing air with elevated radon levels over long periods of time is known to increase your risk of lung cancer. Radon is a Class A Carcinogen; classified as a known human carcinogen by the World Health Organization, the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Radon levels are measured in picocuries per liter, or pCi/l. The EPA estimates the average indoor radon level to be 1.3 pCi/l, and 1 in 15 homes (about 7%) nationally has radon levels above 4 pCi/l. The EPA recommends radon mitigation of homes measured above 4 pCi/l.
Due to our geography, it is estimated approximately 40% of the homes in Kentucky have radon levels higher than 4 pCi/l, so testing is important.
We want you to make informed decisions regarding the health of your family. Contact us for a FREE EPA Guide to Radon! Be sure to tell us if you are in or considering a real estate transaction - there are additional publications available as well - all FREE!
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, second only to cigarette smoke, and is responsible for more deaths nationally than drunk driving. This was not always true. Thanks to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for their efforts to reduce drunk driving death rates from the #1 cause!
How does Radon enter your home?
1. Cracks in solid floors
2. Construction joints
3. Cracks in walls
4. Gaps in suspended floors
While radon problems may be more common in some areas, any home may have a problem. The only way to know about your home is to test.
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5. Gap around service pipes
6. Cavities inside walls
7. The water supply
Click here to visit the United States EPA website and learn more about Radon issues.