American Radon Mitigation provides professional certified radon testing and mitigation for Minneapolis, MN and surrounding areas.
21352 Tulip St. NW
Phone: (612) 790-2928
What is Radon Gas?
What is radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring gas created when radioactive uranium breaks down in the soil.
Why is radon dangerous?
Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in the general population, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Radon is estimated to cause more than 20,000 deaths in the United States every year. Exposure to radon in adults and children is also suspected of causing an increased risk of leukemia, but the evidence is not yet conclusive.
What are symptoms of Radon Poisoning?
Symptoms of Radon Poisoning are similar to symptoms of lung cancer. If you experience chest pains, have difficulty breathing, persistent cough, coughing up blood, wheezing, hoarseness and pneumonia, bronchitis or other recurring respiratory infections, you may have Radon Poisoning.
How does radon get into my home?
The air pressure in your home draws radon up through cracks in the foundation, floors, walls and more. Tightly sealed insulation also acts to keep radon inside of homes.
How do I know if I have radon in my home?
Testing is the only way to know for sure if your home has radon and at what level. Even if your neighbors’ homes have tested at acceptable levels, you should test your home as indoor radon levels vary by dwelling.
What level of radon is unsafe?
Radon is a radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer and other serious health issues – there are no “safe” levels of radon. However, it’s nearly impossible to completely eliminate your exposure to radon. In fact, the average outdoor concentration is .04 pCi/L. The levels set by the EPA are not health-based levels and they encourage anyone with readings between 2 pCi/L and 4 pCi/L to consider mitigation.
At 2 pCi/L, it’s like exposing your family to four cigarettes per day and 100 chest X-rays per year. At 4 pCi/L, it’s like exposing your family to eight cigarettes per day and 200 chest X-rays per year. As your radon number increases, so does your family’s risk.
With proper testing, American Radon Mitigation can tell you definitively what concentration of radon is in your home.
If I have an unsafe level of radon in my home, how do I remove the radon?
The radon removal method will vary depending on your structure and unique needs of your home. Click or call (612) 790-2928 now for a free estimate and for more information on the best way to remove radon from your home.
MN Department of Health – Breath Easier: Test for Radon & Remove It
Learn more about radon, testing, & how to remove it in this video from the MNDH
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