Experiencing or seeing a loved one having an asthma attack is one of the terrifying experiences a human being can go through. The physical and psychological struggle to get some air can be a traumatizing event. Asthma attacks can happen at any time and place. It can be triggered by weather, pollen in the spring, mold, other allergens, and second-hand cigarette smoking. As the number of these causative factors increases in the environment, the more frequent is the likelihood of an asthma attack.
Radon does not cause asthma attacks; however, the accumulated effect of high radon concentration is detrimental to health which can lead to inflamed or highly irritable air passageways resulting in possible frequent asthma attacks.
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas, that comes from the natural decay of radioactive material that naturally exists on the soil. Radon is high in areas with a high concentration of elements such as uranium and thorium. As these elements decay into lead, radon is produced and released into the air. Usually, radon is trapped underground and may accumulate over time. Radon can escape into living spaces through breaks, cracks, or opening on flooring, foundation, or wall.
As radon reaches a dangerous concentration level in a home (4 pCi/L or above) the health risk of radon poisoning increases. The health impact of radon poisoning is not obvious until the situation is grave. Radon in the air can further break into tiny radioactive elements that can lodge in the lining of the lungs releasing radiation directly to the tissues and damaging its cells. The accelerated deterioration of the lung tissues can have a serious impact on someone struggling with a respiratory illness, such as asthma.
Radon cannot be detected by the naked eye. Tools are needed to check for radon. Radon testing must be performed by a professional radon inspector to ensure accurate evaluation. Mitigating radon would usually be recommended by professionals if the radon concentration is high. There are things you can do to lower radon levels at home called radon remediation techniques such as proper ventilation and seal off cracks.
Regular radon testing and radon mitigation by professional radon inspectors are needed especially in areas with a high concentration of uranium, thorium, and radium. At Atlantic Radon, we provide quality radon testing and radon mitigation services. Keep your family safe from Radon. You can schedule a radon testing in Annapolis, Columbia, Ellicott City, Crofton, and Gaithersburg with us. It is important to make sure your home is safe from radon. To learn more about radon testing in Annapolis, Columbia, Ellicott City, Crofton, and Gaithersburg, send an email to email@example.com or fill out our contact form.
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