Radon is a radioactive gas found in many homes all over the United States. Nearly one out of every 15 homes is estimated to have an elevated radon level of 4 pCi/L or more. Living in 4 pCi/L of Radon Gas equals 200 Chest X-rays per year. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and EPA blame radon gas for the deaths of 21,000 Americans every year.
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There are several methods of removing radon gas.
But first you have to consider several things, including:
When you inhale you will breathe in both radon and radon decay products.
Air pressure inside your home is usually lower than the pressure around your foundation. This causes a vacuum, drawing radon in through cracks in the concrete slab, walls, floor drains, sump pumps and other openings.
Radon may also be present in well water. Radon in your water supply is much smaller threat than entering through your soil.