Is Radon dangerous?

[spoiler title=””]

All about Radon

How does radon enter the house? Radon enters the house through the groundwater under your house. There are many different ways the radon can enter the house. It can enter the house through the cracks in the foundation, water lining and through


your water well, windows near the ground level, etc.


What is radon? When should I take action? Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that you can’t see, taste, or smell. It is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Radon is measured in picocuriesper liter (pCi/L) of air. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that action be taken to reduce radon levels if the annual average is 4 pCi/L or higher.

Where is radon found? All rocks contain some uranium, although most contain just a small amount. Certain typesof rock, including granites, dark shales, light-colored volcanic rocks, sedimentary rocks containing phosphate, and metamorphic rock derived from these rocks, have higher than average uranium contents. The radon gas from the soil can enter a home or building through dirt floors, hollow-block walls, cracks in the foundation floor and walls, and openings around floor drains, pipes, and sump pumps. Radon is more concentrated in the lower levels of the home (that is, basements, groundfloors, and first floors). Radon problems have been identified in every state. The EPA estimates that one in fifteen (1/15) homes in the United States has elevated radon levels. You cannot know if you have a radon problem unless you test.
What are the health efects? Radon gas decays into radioactive particles that can get trapped in your lungs when you breathe. As they break down further, these particles release small bursts of energy that can damage lung tissue and lead to lung cancer over the course of your lifetime. According to the National Academy of Sciences, Radon is the second leading causer of lung cancer, causing an estimated 15,000 to 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. Not everyone exposed to elevated levels of radon will develop lung cancer, and the amount of time between exposure and the onset of the disease may be many years. Like other environmental pollutants, there is some uncertainty about the magnitude of radon health risks. However, we know more about radon risks than risks from most cancer causing substances. This is because the data on radon come from studies of cancer in people exposed to radon in homes and in mines. Many other substances have test data only from animal studies.Smoking combined with radon is an especially serious health risk. If you smoke and have high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high. Stopping smoking and lowering a high radon level are the best ways to help minimize your future risk of lung cancer. Children have been reported to have a greater risk than adults of certain types of cancer from radiation, but currently there is no conclusive data on whether children are at greater risk than adults from radon. Your chances of getting lung cancer from radon depend mostly on the following factors:• How much radon is in your home• The amount of time you spend in your home• Whether you are a smoker or former smoker.
Does radon in drinking water pose a risk? In most cases, radon entering the home through water will be a small source of risk compared with radon entering from the soil. The EPA estimates that indoor radon levels will increase by about 1 pCi/L for every 10,000 pCi/L of radon in water. Based on a National Academy of Science report, the EPA estimates that radon in drinking water causes about19 stomach cancers per year. Swallowing water containing radon poses a much lower risk than breathing radon. Because radon in indoor air is the larger health concern, the EPA recommends that you first test the air in your home for radon before testing for radon in your drinking water. Radon gas can enter the home through well water. It can be released into the air we breath when water is used for showering and other household uses.
Article taken from PRO LABS website.


11,882 thoughts on “Is Radon dangerous?

  1. Heya! I know this is sort of off-topic but I had to ask. Does running a well-established blog like yours require a large amount of work? I am brand new to blogging however I do write in my journal on a daily basis. I’d like to start a blog so I will be able to share my personal experience and feelings online. Please let me know if you have any kind of recommendations or tips for brand new aspiring bloggers. Thankyou!

  2. I am really enjoying the theme/design of your web site. Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility problems? A number of my blog readers have complained about my website not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Safari. Do you have any tips to help fix this issue?

    1. Hey, I can send you to the guy who has helped with my site if you would like. He has done wonders for my site.

  3. Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyhow, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!

  4. Howdy! I know this is kinda off topic but I’d figured I’d ask. Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest authoring a blog post or vice-versa? My website addresses a lot of the same subjects as yours and I think we could greatly benefit from each other. If you happen to be interested feel free to send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you! Wonderful blog by the way!

  5. Hey Chris, gracias por tu minuciosa revisión de Nikken, como tú no soy fan de MLM. Juzgando por tu revisión que Nikken definitivamente no vale tu tiempo. Mirando su plan de compensación, para unirse como consultor senior necesita pagar al menos $99 y reclutar al menos 100 referidos así de ridículo. En segundo lugar, usted puede vender el producto usted mismo, pero yo no sé si hay una cuota mínima que cumplir. En su revisión, la mayoría de los consultores ganan alrededor de $ 200 por año, yo más bien estoy tratando de mi mano en el marketing de afiliados que el potencial de ingresos pasivos es ilimitado siempre que trabajemos duro y pongamos esfuerzo en ello. Además, no tienes que pagar ninguna cuota por adelantado para operar un negocio de marketing de afiliados. Bueno, algunas personas son buenas en el negocio del MLM, pero el marketing de afiliados es más adecuado para mí.

  6. This is very interesting, You’re a very skilled blogger. I’ve joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your great post. Also, I’ve shared your website in my social networks!

  7. Thanks for your blog post. Things i would like to bring up is that laptop memory needs to be purchased in case your computer still cannot cope with everything you do by using it. One can set up two RAM memory boards containing 1GB each, as an example, but not one of 1GB and one of 2GB. One should look for the company’s documentation for own PC to be certain what type of memory space is necessary.

  8. Hi there, I found your web site via Google while searching for a related topic, your site came up, it looks great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

  9. Hello there! This is kind of off topic but I need some advice from an established blog. Is it tough to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast. I’m thinking about setting up my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have any points or suggestions? Thank you

  10. I feel this is one of the such a lot important information for me. And i am happy reading your article. However should remark on some basic things, The website taste is ideal, the articles is in point of fact great : D. Just right activity, cheers

  11. Once she realized how common it was and how you can get
    it after just one sexual encounter, she began sharing those
    facts to combat herpes jokes. Once she realized how common it was and how you can get it after just one
    sexual encounter, she began sharing those facts
    to combat herpes jokes.

  12. Here are some thoughts: Once your parent develops the flu, it will be important to follow the doctor’s orders, rest, drink a lot of fluids, and avoid alcohol and cigarettes.
    can women take viagra Here are some thoughts: Once your parent develops the flu, it will be important
    to follow the doctor’s orders, rest, drink a lot of fluids, and avoid alcohol and cigarettes.

  13. May have medicines to ease other symptoms, including decongestants for stuffy
    nose, antihistamines for allergies or a runny nose, or painkillers. May have
    medicines to ease other symptoms, including decongestants for stuffy
    nose, antihistamines for allergies or a runny nose,
    or painkillers.

  14. I was so proud to achieve Lifetime status at Weight
    Watchers in 2012, losing 70 lbs over almost 2 years,
    after years of dealing with weight issues. I was so proud to achieve Lifetime status at Weight Watchers in 2012, losing 70 lbs over almost 2 years, after years of dealing with weight issues.

  15. I’m not sure where you are getting your information, but great topic.

    I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.

    Thanks for wonderful info I was looking for this information for
    my mission.

  16. viagra preço infarmed
    cost of generic viagra teva generic
    viagra cialis levitra price comparison

  17. viagra price at walmart
    viagra professional vs regular viagra
    generic viagra professional (sildenafil) 100mg

  18. cheap viagra uk forum
    viagra precisa de receita 2013
    does walmart pharmacy sell generic viagra

  19. effectiveness of cialis vs viagra vs levitra dosage
    comprar viagra generico en espaГ±a contrareembolso
    female viagra name

  20. generic viagra at walmart
    cost of viagra cialis and levitra
    cialis or viagra price

  21. viagra commercial brunette actress name
    can viagra be used for premature ejaculation
    youtube viagra commercial 2015 black woman

  22. viagra prices walmart canada
    viagra dosage vs cialis
    viagra feminino onde comprar

  23. viagra professional 50mg
    female viagra side effects
    viagra cowboy commercial song

  24. Revolutional update of captchas breaking package “XRumer 19.0 + XEvil 5.0”:

    Captcha recognition of Google (ReCaptcha-2 and ReCaptcha-3), Facebook, BitFinex, Bing, Hotmail, SolveMedia, Yandex,
    and more than 12000 another subtypes of captcha,
    with highest precision (80..100%) and highest speed (100 img per second).
    You can use XEvil 5.0 with any most popular SEO/SMM programms: iMacros, XRumer, SERP Parser, GSA SER, RankerX, ZennoPoster, Scrapebox, Senuke, FaucetCollector and more than 100 of other programms.

    Interested? There are a lot of impessive videos about XEvil in YouTube.

    Free XEvil Demo available.

    See you later 😉

  25. viagra vs cialis vs levitra price comparison table
    viagra prices in us
    viagra price in america

  26. viagra generic availability
    como hacer viagra natural para mujeres
    cialis dosage compared to viagra

  27. viagra commercial actress 2015 football
    is generic viagra sold in the usa
    viagra price versus cialis

  28. viagra professional 100 mg reviews
    new viagra commercial brunette actress
    low cost viagra generic

  29. viagra generic price at cvs pharmacy
    price of generic viagra at walmart
    female viagra customer reviews uk

  30. generic vs brand name viagra
    viagra commercial actress name 2015
    viagra commercial woman in jersey

  31. viagra tv commercial girl
    generic viagra cialis levitra cheap
    viagra lowest price in india

  32. Thanks for every other fantastic post. The place else could anyone
    get that type of information in such a perfect approach of writing?
    I have a presentation subsequent week, and I’m at the
    search for such information.

  33. Fine way of telling, and pleasant piece of writing to take information regarding my presentation subject matter,
    which i am going to convey in academy.

  34. kamagra 100mg generic viagra for sale
    generic viagra names
    viagra side effects in women

  35. It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d without a doubt donate to this superb blog!
    I suppose for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account.
    I look forward to fresh updates and will talk about this blog with my Facebook group.
    Talk soon!

  36. viagra generic availability teva
    viagra professional dosage
    generic viagra vs brand name

  37. viagra for women fda approved
    viagra coupons pfizer made in usa
    viagra side effects headache