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RADON MITIGATION LLC. THE RADON REMOVAL AND TESTING SPECIALIST (763) 295-5150

MONTICELLO MINNESOTA

  WHAT IS RADON?

   Radon (RN-222) is a colorless, odorless,cancer-causing radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of radium (Ra) atom found world wide, with a wide range of levels from area to area from house to house. The atomic number is 86. Radon and radon decay products are radioactive.
 
 
 

 

WHAT DO I DO IF RADON IS FOUND IN MY HOME?

   The first step is to test your home for radon, and have it fixed if it is at or above the EPA's action level of 4 picocuries per liter. You may want to take action if the levels are in the range of 2-4 picocuries per liter. Levels can usually be brought below 2 pCi/l.
 
   In most cases systems with pipes and fans are used to reduce radon. These systems prevent radon from entering your home from below the concrete floor and the foundation. The best method for reducing radon from your home will depend on the design of your home and how the radon enters it. There are methods for reducing radon from the crawl space or from the basement slab that are very effective. The average price for radon mitigation is $1100.00 to $1400.00. The price could be more or less depending on the home.  

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              IS RADON A HEALTH HAZARD?                                                                                                                Radon decays rapidly into by-products. It is these by-products that may become trapped in your lungs, releasing radiation (alpha particles). Alpha radiation directly causes damage to sensitive lung tissue and may eventually lead to lung cancer. Most of the tissue damage is not actually from radon itself it comes from radon's chain of short-lived solid decay products that are inhaled and lodge in the airways of the lungs. It is these radio nuclides that continue damaging the lung tissue. Next to smoking, scientists believe that radon is associated with more lung cancer than any other compound. Radon is classified as a "Group A" carcinogen, defined as a substance known to cause lung cancer in humans.
  If you smoke you are at an even higher risk for developing lung cancer. The cumulative effects of smoking and exposure to radon will greatly increase your risk. Studies of radon exposure indicate that children may be more sensitive to radon. This may be due to their higher respiration rate and their rapidly dividing cells, which may be more vulnerable to radon and radon decay products. Survival rate is low for people with lung cancer, only 7% diagnosed with lung cancer will survive,visit www.cansar.org to read about people who had high radon and did not know! If your home or office has exactly 4.0 pCi/L and you occupied it for 1year, your radiation exposure is the same as 200 chest x-rays!
 

 

 
     

MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF RADON SCIENTISTS AND TECNOLOGISTS (AARST). 

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION (NEHA) AND NATIONAL RADON PROFICIENCY PROGRAM (NRPP) CERTIFIED.