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Radon gas is acknowledged by the EPA as a serious danger to the public. The gas is tasteless, does not smell, and it destroys life. This chemical element, once seen only as a threat to those working in uranium mines, lives, sleeps and eats in average homes around the world. Environmentalists now know abatement is critical to the health of millions of average citizens. The Environmental Protection Agency has guidelines that help consumers protect themselves against unhealthy levels of this lethal agent.  Center for Disease Control informs the public that radioactive gas is a cause of lung cancer in people who smoke and in those who do not. This gas seeps into the home from the soil and is a silent killer. Testing is recommended by the World health Organization (WHO), Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the National Academies Press (NAP).

Water, a substance used every day by billions is a source of this radioactive gas. People cook bathe and play with water. This radioactive element is released into homes while users are unaware. Fortunately, the absorption of dangerous levels of this gas is preventable through testing. Kits are relatively simple to use and governed by a list of organizations.  Professionals also manage radon abatement quite effectively. Cleaning up radioactive gas with the use of crawl space fans, vents and other methods helps to reduce this dangerous element to low EPA recommended levels.    

E.P.A. radon tests are especially productive for those planning to sell a home. Newer structures are built with ability to vent this gas out of the home. Radioactive gas seeping in through pipe areas, floor cracks and heating vents, it is impossible to keep radon out. However, levels can be reduced to non-threatening levels. The Centers for Disease Control is a leader in working to prevent damage from any radioactive gas. Ventilation is essential and must be done on a continuous basis. 

CDC is one of the world’s “go to” organizations for any disease discovered on the planet and they are working with the World health Organization, Royal Society of Chemistry and the National Academies Press to alert the world about reduction of this lethal gas. The problem is no longer on a job but in the home as well. 

Reduction is a key element in staying healthy. Lung cancer is a terrible price to pay for something so preventable. A simple test is all it takes to find out how high these levels are in a home. The Environmental Protection Agency has set up methods to help the public safely reduce this silent predator’s ability to do damage. Testing using systems regulated by governmental organizations helps the public to get the correct methods of testing. Lung cancer and other illnesses from this element are preventable.

This destructive gas is less of a problem in a concrete basement area but the use of a sump pump increases levels due to the hole that services the pump. The area a person resides can also affect the amount of radioactive gas a person meets. This is a bigger problem for some that others but still a problem. If a person stays out of basement areas and seals off cracks, seeping can still occur through chimneys and other openings. The best method is to follow EPA guidelines and have a home tested and treated for this gas.

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Great information here, thanks! I heard someone I knew way back when had lung cancer go to his brain, his daughter who used to be m friend has lupus... I wonder if they home has radon in it.
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Great information here, thanks! I heard someone I knew way back when had lung cancer go to his brain, his daughter who used to be m friend has lupus... I wonder if they home has radon in it.


Aw that is sad. I hear all to often of this and it isn't okay. Something has to be done and I am just glad there are forums like this that share knowledge on dangerous chemicals. 

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Thanks for sharing this information! I am glad I found this site and forum. 
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