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WHAT IS RADON?
Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer.
Radon gas is inert, colorless and odorless. Because you can’t see or smell it, radon accumulation in a home often goes undetected.
IS RADON DANGEROUS?
Breathing radon over time increases your risk of lung cancer. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Nationally, the EPA estimates that about 21,000 people die each year from radon-related lung cancer. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths.
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With over 25 years experience in the field, we take a calculated approach to mitigating your specific Radon needs. We recognize that no two houses are exactly the same. This understanding is what helps us best serve our customers with the honesty and integrity that they deserve.
Radon in Pennsylvania: are you at risk?
Most of PA Falls Within the EPA's Zone 1. These areas are considered High Risk for Radon, and predicted to have Radon levels above 4 pCi/L. Source
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What is Radon?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. High levels of radon have been found in all 50 states. Indoor radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon contributes to an estimated 7,000 to 30,000 lung cancer deaths each year. A combination of smoking and high levels of radon in your house increases your risk.
How does Radon enter my home?Radon enters homes most commonly through: cracks in foundations openings around sump pumps and drains construction joints cracks in walls crawl spaces less commonly, well water
What are the health effects of Radon?The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified radon as the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Many homes contain radon concentrations that are high enough to give their occupants lifetime exposures that could increase their risk of developing lung cancer. As one inhales, radon decay products in the inhaled air are deposited in the lungs. Radon and its decay products emit alpha and beta particles and gamma photons. The alpha particles are very damaging if emitted from radioactive material within the body. The alpha particles can strike sensitive lung tissue causing damage to the cells in the lungs subsequently increasing the risk of lung cancer. The risk associated with this exposure is thought to increase linearly with rising radon concentration, so the higher the average radon level is in a house, and the longer the exposure period, the greater the risk to the occupants. Breathing radon does not cause any short-term health effects such as shortness of breath, coughing, headaches, or fever.
Should I be concerned about Radon?According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon contributes to an estimated 7,000 to 30,000 lung cancer deaths per year. The Surgeon General, the EPA, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Medical Association, and the American Lung Association have all identified indoor radon as a national health problem. EPA recommends that all homes and apartments below the third floor be tested. As with all pollutants, there is some uncertainty in estimating health risks associated with radon. Because radon risk estimates are based primarily on scientific studies of humans, scientists are considerably more certain of radon risk estimates than they are of estimates based solely on animal studies. If you are a smoker, your risk of developing lung cancer increases by up to 15 times.
How is Radon measured?Radon is measured in units of picocuries per liter (pCi/L) of air. The EPA recommends taking action to reduce radon in homes that have a radon level at or above 4 pCi/L of air. The lower the average pCi/L level in the air you breathe, the lower your risk of getting lung cancer.
What is an acceptable amount of Radon?EPA states that any radon exposure carries some risk; no level of radon exposure is safe. However, the EPA recommends homes be fixed if an occupant's long-term exposure will average 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher.
How do I test for Radon?Testing is the only way to know if your home has elevated levels of radon. An easy home test kit can be purchased at hardware or home improvement stores for about $20 to $30. You may also hire a state-certified testing company. Because radon levels are often highest in the basement, placing your test there is a good idea.
I have Radon. What should I do?Contact us! We have over 25 years of Radon mitigation experience! We offer 100% free estimates!
Will someone need to come to my house to give me an estimate?Yes! You cannot perform an effective Radon remediation strategy without assessing the property, first! Every house is different, so a visual inspection of the building is necessary.
Why choose Supreme Radon?Quite simply, we are the best! Experience and attention to detail is what you get with Supreme Radon. We take great pride in, not only reducing your Radon levels, but doing so in a cost-effective, aesthetically pleasing manner. We also understand the importance of time sensitive real estate transactions. But the thing that we pride ourselves on most is our friendly customer service. We thrive on building genuine relationships with our customers. We are truly happy to help you, and we appreciate your business.