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Understanding Radon Gas PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 01 July 2010 07:23
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Radon seems to be one of those things that is a mystery for many homeowners. We Äôve all heard, but there a lot of confusion that radon is AA, so she really dangerous SOA and how to know if there is any radon in your home. To answer some of these questions, here is a brief overview of SOA radon gas and your home.

What is radon?

* Radon is a gas n which occurs naturally in the environment following the breakdown of uranium. Small traces of uranium found in almost all rocks and soil all over the country to radon gas itself is always around us in very small quantities in the air in the air we breathe. However, since radon is colorless, odorless and tasteless it, AA undetectable to humans.

If a SOA element, why should I worry about this?

* According to the Agency for Environmental Protection, Radon is classified as carcinogenic to humans and breathing radon has been scientifically associated with increased risk of lung cancer especially in smokers. The higher the concentration of radon in the air, the higher the risk, so all traces of radon in the atmosphere can not be a concern, an accumulation of radon in your home is certainly something to worry about.

How does radon enter my home?

* Radon can enter a house in a number of ways. In gas, radon moves through the soil around your foundation and it can come into your basement through cracks in the foundation. Radon can also be dissolved in groundwater to be done in your house with your water supply. Homes that use well water instead of municipal water supplies are particularly exposed to radon entry this way.

How do I know if radon is in my house?

* The fastest way to get a radon test kit (kit short term) available at home and hardware stores or online. Since levels of radon in your home can fluctuate throughout the year, an ISN short-term trial, Aot necessarily the definitive way to test for radon, it gives you an indicator as to whether you can have a radon problem . If your short-term results first indicate excessive radon another test in the short term or even long-term test (where the sensor remains in place for 90 days or more) provide a more accurate picture.

How do I actually use a test kit in my house?

* Although all the test kits are slightly different and you must follow the specific instructions on the package you choose, the process generally involves placing the test kit on the lowest level of your home that is used regularly. It could be in the basement or main floor, but not in the kitchen or bathroom. You leave the kit in place for 2-3 days, then seal it and send it to the place indicated on the package for testing. You should get your results back in two to three weeks.

Murray Anderson is a freelance writer and experienced with over 500 articles published on the Web and in magazines and newspapers print both the U.S. and Canada.

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