Radon gas is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can be found all over the world. Radon comes from the decay of uranium in the soil. As radon decays it releases radiation that can damage the DNA within the human body. You cannot detect radon by smell, sight or taste. The only way to know if you are breathing radon gas is to perform a radon measurement. Scientists have known that radon gas causes lung cancer for a long time but it wasn't until the 1980's that the discovered the risk in homes. Because radon risk is a fairly recent discovery, many citizens of the United States are unaware that the air in their homes may cause lung cancer.
The bright side is that radon gas problems can be fixed. If radon is present in a home it can be blocked with a radon mitigation system. These systems are permanently installed soil depressurization systems. They are not obtrusive and relatively inexpensive. At RadoVent® we install the highest quality radon mitigation systems that protect your home from this cancer causing gas.
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Radon gas can be detected in homes, schools and buildings throughout the U.S. The only way to know is to test for it. Your neighbors could have radon levels that are extremely high and your home could have radon levels near zero. Don't avoid testing for radon because someone told you it's not in your area. Test kits are inexpensive and could save a life.
The purpose of this map is to assist National, State, and local organizations to target their resources and to implement radon-resistant building codes. This map is not intended to be used to determine if a home in a given zone should be tested for radon. Homes with elevated levels of radon have been found in all three zones and all homes should be tested regardless of geographic location. Click on the map below to learn about potential radon levels in your city and state.
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