Radon gas can easily enter your home or office and you will have no tangible way of detecting it. There are virtually no radon symptoms to look out for, but Radon Testing and Mitigation Spokane WA can give you some tips for determining if radon testing for this deadly gas might be a good idea.
Structures that do not have good ventilation and ones that have heavy insulation are especially susceptible to trapping radon after it enters through basements or crawl spaces.
Luckily, the half-life of radon is only about 4 days, but if there is a consistent stream of the gas entering your home or business, you’re continually exposed. Unchecked, the radon levels in a structure can remain very high and dangerous for years because you’ll never know it’s there.
Radon gas is emitted from uranium as it decays. This uranium is in the soil, ground water and rock, so if you have a crack or hole in your basement wall, it has an easy way into your home. This can expose your family to harmful radon gas unknowingly for years, but you may never experience any outer symptoms until a serious diagnosis that is a direct result of your radon exposure.
Homes, schools, and businesses should be tested regularly for radon gas. These are places where we spend the majority of our time, so it’s important to know that the air we’re breathing is safe.
There are no tangible ways to detect radon. It has no smell, and it only turns orange in extremely cold conditions, usually in laboratory settings, so it is basically undetectable.
You will never know if there are unsafe radon levels in your home or at your place of business, but that doesn’t mean it can’t harm you! Thousands of Americans die each year from lung cancer that is a result of radon exposure, but there are steps you can take to ensure that you and your family are safe.
Radon Gas Symptoms
Your doctor won’t be able to tell you if you have been exposed to radon. He or she can only diagnose cancer or some other lung problem long after the exposure has happened.
The only real symptom of radon gas is, in fact, lung cancer. You may experience the following symptoms in the early stages:
Not everyone who is exposed to radon gas will get lung cancer, but it’s simply too much of a risk to take..especially when testing is so simple. Radon Testing and Mitigation Spokane WA can provide the radon testing and radon remediation services that can protect you from these radon symptoms.
The best way to prevent radon symptoms is to keep radon gas out of your home, business, and schools. Professional radon testing is fast and affordable, so there’s no reason to put it off any longer. Call Radon Testing and Mitigation Spokane WA for radon testing and remediation!