Studies show radon is a leading cause of lung cancer among people who don’t smoke and it’s estimated that approximately 21,000 people die from radon-related lung cancer every year. You can’t smell or see radon, and you could be exposed to it right now without knowing it. Call Alberta Indoor Comfort (previously Sears) right away and ask about our radon testing services and our radon mitigation services to keep you and your family safe.
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What Is Radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas that’s caused by the breaking down of radioactive elements like uranium that are naturally found in rocks and soil. When these materials break down, it releases radon gas into the air and into the drinking water, which affects both humans and animals. Radon can enter your home through small cracks or by getting into your water supply if you’re using well water. What makes radon so dangerous besides the adverse health effects is that you can’t see it or smell it, which means it could expose you for years and not know it until it’s too late.
Health Consequences of Radon
The most common health consequence of ingesting radon gas is lung cancer, and it’s estimated that after cigarette smoking, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. And while non-smokers are at risk for developing lung cancer when exposed to radon, smokers have a greater risk of getting the disease because of the damage already done to their lungs from smoking.
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How to Be Safe from Radon
Since radon can’t be seen, smelled or tasted, the only way to know for sure if you and your family is exposed is to call a professional for a radon inspection and radon assessment. If they find your home to have radon gas, your professional radon removal contractor can supply you with a radon mitigation system, which significantly reduces the concentrations of the gas in your home to levels that aren’t harmful. Remember, the only way to know if you have radon is to get a radon assessment!