Affordable Radon is the Denver radon mitigation company you can trust to remove potentially harmful substances from your home. But what exactly is radon mitigation and why is it so important?
Radon is a chemical element with an atomic number of 86. It is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless noble gas, occurring naturally as a decay product of radium. Radon mitigation services are, by definition, any processes used to reduce radon gas concentrations in the breathing zones of occupied buildings or radon from water supplies.
The primary reason radon is so potentially hazardous to human health — and the reason Denver radon mitigation services like Affordable Radon are so important — is the risk of lung cancer. According to the Surgeon General, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. overall today. Studies have shown that the risk of lung cancer increases by about 16% per 100 Bq/m increase in long time average radon concentration.
There are already too many carcinogenic factors nowadays. Don’t let something like radon in your home be another one of them that you can easily correct with Denver radon mitigation services from Affordable Radon.
The first thing we usually do for a new job is to perform radon gas testing procedures to test the levels of potential radon in your home. While there is technically no “safe” level of radon to be exposed to, the World Health Organization’s International Radon Project has recommended an action level of 2.7 pCi/l for radon in the air. Anything above that and you’re placing yourself and those who may live with you at serious risk.
The thing that makes radon especially dangerous is its lack of tangible characteristics when it comes to human sensory identification. Being a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas, it is virtually impossible to detect by a human. This is why it’s possible for so many homeowners to be living in potentially dangerous conditions for some time without even knowing it. According to the EPA, nearly one in three homes checked in seven states and on three Indian lands had screening levels over 4 pCi/L, the EPA’s recommended action level for radon exposure.
Don’t leave the health of your lungs and body up to chance. Invest in regular Denver radon mitigation and testing services today.