Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States of America. If you are in mid-America you are probably already aware of the dangers of radon poisoning. With that being said, if you are already aware of radon and suspect your house to be contaminated with the poison, contact a radon mitigation service and a doctor immediately.
If you are in the Connecticut area, call us at (203) 272-3600 immediately and we can help you to clarify everything and mediate your concerns.
But if your concern isn't quite as immediate, follow along with us and we will go through what radon is, when you should get a radon mitigation system and how to detox periodically to prevent accumulation of micro-toxins.
Firstly, What is Radon?
The element radon was found by Friedrich Ernst Dorn in 1900. It was found to be a gas derived from radium during its radioactive decay.
At the time of its discovery, Radon was the heaviest known gas, determined by William Ramsay and Robert Whytlaw in London.
How Does Radon Get Into your Home?
Radon has penetrated most soils through the natural decay of uranium that we have expended throughout the years. It can get into your home through well water, but most of the time it will come through the soil and through the cracks in your floor, walls and any service pipes. Keep in mind that it is a gas with a goal to rise into the atmosphere, but your house works to trap it.
Testing for Radon In Your Home
If you take your health as seriously as you should, then it's best to contact a professional to do your radon testing, especially if you already know radon is present in your area. A professional is going to test the water and soil, penetrating down to the third layer of earth in order to know for sure. With the use of the highest quality professional equipment, you can get the peace of mind you deserve.
There are short-term and long-term testing methods that you can do yourself, but we strongly recommend you don’t cut any corners with during the testing process.
The goal for your radon levels should be .4 pCi/L which is difficult but doable.
If your levels prove to be hazardous, work with a professional to get a radon mitigation system.
Symptoms of Radon Exposure, and How to Maintain Health.
Some of the common symptoms of radon exposure are as follows:
Tough time breathing
Recurring Respiratory Infection
Other symptoms that indicate lung cancer
Even if you are doing all the proper radon mitigation and preventions that you can, it’s best to do detox’s to ensure that your biological system is flushing your toxins correctly.
Since Radon mostly affects the lungs, here is a general resource for good lung detoxes on wikihow. Of course, the body detox process is more in-depth than that and you should look into other options that are specific to your personal well-being.
All in all, radon poisoning is one of the most common dangers here in mid-America, but if you take all of the necessary precautions, you will live a great life with vital health for all.