Radon In New Jersey & New York Home | What is RADON & Where Does It Come From?

It is imperative to make sure that your home has a radon detector installed from my inspection. To do this, you need a qualified inspector who will thoroughly check for the presence of natural gas and other potential threats in or around your house. A few tests can be done onsite by an expert, including myself, such as indoor air testing using special equipment designed specifically to detect levels of radiation caused by uranium found naturally in rocks such as granite and shale stone which are common materials used when building homes today.

Radiation given off through radioactive decay within isotopes like Uranium-238 leads not only causes cancers but also has been linked with respiratory diseases especially those resulting in lung cancer due to breathing problems often associated with asthma. Radon is a radioactive gas that can seep into homes and pose significant health risks.

Radon Inspection:

To check for Radon, professionals will come to your home with specialized equipment and take measurements at two points in the house: one near where you spend most of your time (typically the living room) and another point on an outside wall or window well away from any known sources of air ionization such as TVs, computers, plug-in nightlights, etc. The measurement results are then used to determine whether there’s enough radiation coming indoors through cracks around basement windows or doors, unsealed concrete slabs, open crawl spaces under buildings – even if the previous owner did no testing outdoors! If problems are found during the radon inspection, it may be necessary for additional tests if the problem is prominent.

Radon Effects:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Surgeon General’s office estimate radon is responsible for more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the U.S. When you breathe in radon, radioactive particles from radon gas can get trapped in your lungs. Over time, these radioactive particles increase the risk of lung cancer. It may take years before health problems appear.
People who smoke and expose themselves to radon are at a greater risk of developing lung cancer. EPA recommends taking action to reduce radon in homes that have a radon level at or above 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) of air (a “picocurie” is a common unit for measuring the amount of radioactivity).

Parents’ responsibility is to ensure that their family members are safe in a clean and healthy environment. They can do this by getting a radon inspection which will alert them if there are unsafe levels inside any part of your home or office before it becomes an issue for anyone within those spaces.

There’s nothing worse than letting loved ones live with something dangerous like Radon, especially when you could have prevented it from happening! Installing a detector from my inspection ensures peace of mind for every family member living at home. We know now what the risks were all along – harmful chemicals infiltrating into homes thanks to poor building design choices.


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