WE ARE RADON ABATEMENT SERVICES, A RADON MITIGATION SERVICE CONTRACTOR SERVING THE GREATER DC AREA.
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Radon Abatement Services:
- Radon mitigation
- NEHA NRPP Certified Radon Mitigation Provider #101103
- NRSB Certified Radon Mitigation Provider #1G0006
- MHIC #52013 (MD)
- VA License #2705-059056 (VA)
The Dangers of Radon
After smoking, radon is the nation’s second leading cause of lung cancer. Studies completed by the Environmental Protection Agency indicate that millions of American homes have high levels of radon exposure.
A typical family household could contain radon levels of 4 pCi/l or above. This is as much as 35 TIMES the normal level of radiation considered safe at the perimeter of a radioactive waste site, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Most scientists agree that the lifetime risk of death from exposure to radon at 4 pCi/l is approximately 1 in 100, therefore this radon level carries approximately 1,000 times the risk of death as any other EPA carcinogen!
Radon reaches dangerous levels in buildings due to a vacuum caused by warmer indoor temperatures drawing radon in through a building’s foundation. Because it is a single atom gas, radon moves easily through ground soil, building foundations and common building materials such. Radon’s extended half-life (about a month) provides ample time for the gas to migrate into a building’s indoor air where it decays into harmful radioactive heavy metals. This gas and the resulting metallic particles move quickly through a building, contaminating the air. Almost nothing will stop this gas from moving from the basement to other parts of a house if it makes its way into the basement in the first place.
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