What is Radon?
Radon is a type of uranium found in soil beneath your house. The uranium gradually changes, forming into what is known as Radon Gas. This gas produced moves freely up and out of the soil, usually into fresh air where it disburses. Unfortunately the enclosed environment in your home can trap the Radon Gas produced through the basement of your house, crawl space and even slab-flooring; causing this gas to reach excess levels. Understand that the real culprits here are the particles created by the Radon. They are the main concern because they progress to radioactively change, then decaying into this dangerous product that you now breathe in. This can cause serious health effects.
Radon In Water
Over the past several years waterborne radon has become an increasing concern. Elevated radon concentrations in well water sources can increase indoor air radon levels through simple everyday use. Many wells will test around 300pCi/L but some extreme cases have found levels at over 1,000,000pCi/L. The general rule is that every 10,000pCi/L in water can contribute 1pCi/L to the air. This number may be higher or lower depending on source concentration, amount of water used, discharged water temperature and water usage during testing.
In 1996 the federal government passed the Safe Water Drinking Act mandating the adoption of municipal guidelines for waterborne radon. Industry professionals feel that a final recommended safe level would range around 300 - 4000pCi/L. If you use a well source please test your water for radon. Certified Radon Technologies offers installation and service of the AIRaider diffused bubble aeration systems. These systems can eliminate up to 99% of the waters radon content and other VOCs from residential well supplies.
Why Reducing is Important
According to the USEPA Radon is ranked “Group A” on their scale.
What this ranking means to you is that it is a known cause for various
Cancers in humans. This only known health hazard couples with the fact
That the high concentration of Radon in your home increases the chances
Of the occupants developing lung cancer.On a scale from 0.4 PCI/L-20, 4.0
is considered to be a cause for concern and you should take steps towards installing a system.
When to Install System
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