attention to the air we breath very closely. Hopefully my other article will help you to increase your attention to that, so you can increase the quality of the air that your breathing. Paying attention to this is important, but theres another lurking monster that we need to know about. Radon!
Radon is an element that seeps into our dwelling place unknowingly. Sometimes when its realized it is to late to do anything about it. At least for the person infected by it. This element is very deadly and is a silent predator. I will expose this predator to you in this article.
Get The Radon Facts
Here are what I'll touch on to help you become more aware:
- What is Radon
- Radon levels
- Radon Poisoning
- Radon Testing
- How to Remove Radon
- What is Radon:
Radon is a naturally occurring gas that comes from the breakdown of Uranium in the earth. Also well water has been thought to be a source of radon gas.
Radon was first discovered by English physicist Ernest Rutherford in 1899. This discovery is also credited to German physicist Friedrich Ernst Dorn in 1900. Ernest Rutherford found radon's alpha radiation, and Friedrich Dorn discovered that radon was releasing a gas from the ground.
- Radon Levels:
Now, of course the levels of radon gas will be higher in confined air spaces such as in mines and buildings. Radon levels can be extremely higher in places like tunnels, power stations, caves, public baths, and spas as well. The concentration in homes are generally lower than these places.
But in my opinion any level of radiation gas is important to pay attention to.
- Radon Poisoning
There is no acceptable level of radiation in your home. Any radioactivity of any level should be eliminated as soon as possible. Radon gas is a known carcinogen (cancer causing) agent. A deadly predator at any level.
- Radon Testing:
Simply purchase a testing kit for that purpose. At the end of the article I'll give you a couple links to a test kit where you can get one.
- How to Remove Radon:
- Seal all cracks in your foundation.
- Increase ventilation of outside air into your home.
By keeping the air moving and replenishing it with outdoor air will significantly bring down the radon levels in your home. This is assuming you have ran the test and you show a high concentration of it in your home. Of course if your level tests 0, then you're good as gold!
Let's face it folks, any level of any poisonous gas in your home needs to be looked at in serious terms. Especially one you can't see, taste or smell. Like carbon monoxide in a sense, can kill you albeit much quicker, radon poisoning is no predator to play with.
My hope in this article is to light a little fire under your rear end, and get you to test for this gas, for the safety of you and your family. Life is too precious and you only have one go around at it, to have it sucked out of you unknowingly by an unseen predator called radon.
Please get your home tested today! Here are the links to get your test kit that I spoke of up above:
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