Definition of Radon

Radon is defined as natural radium active gas which is radioactive.  Being a decay product of the element uranium, it does give off radiation. The Radon decay product produces this cancer causing product that effects the lungs. It is well documented that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the whole world — And smoking is the only cause that surpasses radon with deaths. Radon can enter a home through its basement, foundation, or crawl space, and in Florida, it has been found to enter the home through what seems to be concrete. It is so very important and critical homeowners or homebuyers to get the facts on whether the present home or the prospective home does contain high/dangerous amounts of radon gas.

The amount of radon in a home has nothing to do with age. but rather the type of construction, such as concrete walls and foundation, as well as the concentration of radon under the home and in the soil.   Radon Testing is Saving Lives    Contact us today  813-737-7537

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Warning Levels of Radon

If you can’t see it, you can't smell it, or you can't taste it, then how is a home resident warned of dangerous radon levels penetrating into their home? The truth is, testing is the only wat to find out for sure if the home is environmentally unsafe with radon toxic gases. That is the only way to really know. Unfortunately, many people go years and even a lifetime living in a home that is infested with the element radon and dnever knew it. In many cases, lung cancer patients learn that their homes contain elevated radon measurements after a lung cancer diagnosis. Radon is a Class A carcinogen. Being the second cause of lung cancer world-wide, it is remarkable how many people in the U.S. and throughout the world have never even heard of it.  Yet, studies show Radon is responsible for more than 21,000 deaths from lung cancer every year. The  scary fact is one person every 25 minutes dies from radon-induced lung cancer.  In Florida, one in five homes tested was found to have elevated radon levels higher than EPA  action level of 4 pCi/L. Many people think that radon is only found in older run down homes. But, nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, elevated levels have been measured in every type of building.  Even manufactured homes, schools and high-rise condominiums have tested high for radon gas measurements.

We know through research that Radon derives from the the breakdown of radioactive radium which occurs naturally. It is found in almost every Florida soil. Clearwater soils do have radon in them. Concrete can have radon in it. When gas in the soil passes through openings in the soil, it can enter buildings. It does this by flowing through soils and then meeting up with a concrete foundation. It then enters through porous concrete through small openings in the foundation. A building can potentially hold gas of radon in it which is similar to smoke which is trapped under glass, these trapped indoor radon concentrations can and do increase to multiple times outdoor levels. Here is more information regarding outdoor air quality in Clearwater

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We are often asked when a good time is test your home for radon. Our answer is now. If you have never tested your home for radon before, don't waste any time.

Most common thought to arise in s mind when the thought of geologic hazards is mentioned, would usually be events causing destruction, like volcano eruptions and earthquake shakes. Actually, there is indeed another threat that is silent, but it poses a constant clear and present danger, persisting daily in your home environment. In fact you cannot breathe the air in your home space without being effected. Again, we are talking about Radon.

Radon production happens when uranium decays under the earth's surface. Uranium is an element contained in and throughout the earth’s crust. Radon is a traveler.  This gas travels in an upward motion through sediment. When the radon gas reaches the surface of the ground and where soil meets the air, it  releases into air. When a building structure exists above the point where radon is released, the possibility is there that this toxic gas will seep into the structure, pushing in through seams joints leading into the interior space.

As Radon gas decays, it enters into a radioactive stage as radioactive particles enter your body when you breathe. These particles become trapped in lungs, as you breathe this indoor air. When trapped in the lungs, particle break down takes place. The next step being a further breaking of each particle until these particles release small energy bursts. This process can consist of causing lung tissue damage. When this sort of damage occurs, developing lung cancer increases over the course of time continuing over the lifetime of your lungs.  Just think about it, how do you undo damaged lungs?

EPA and other research Scientists will measure radon by picocuries per liter of air, or pCi/l. In accordance with United States Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. homeowners and renters are advised to take action and responsibility of their health if they sample air levels an indoor level of 4 pCi/l and more.

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