Radon is a colorless gas that comes from the earth into the basements and crawl spaces of our homes. It is the number 2 cause of lung cancer in the US. it is thought to be present at problematic levels in 1 in every 15 homes in America. As the gas rises from the earth, it enters the atmosphere and will collect in enclosed spaces such as within your home. Exposure to this gas can cause serious health implications, being one of the primary causes of lung cancer, second only to smoking.
How Radon Come Into Your House?
Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas which is slightly heavier than air. It comes from the radioactive elements uranium and radium in the earth's soil. It enters home through various cracks and pipes in the basement. If the radon gas cannot be discharged outside the house in time, then people will live in the radon gas environment for a long time. The harmful gas can cause minor symptoms like ongoing headaches or could even have a lethal effect, due to its cancer-causing properties.
According to the EPA, radon starts to be an issue at a reading of 4 pCi/L. At this level, you will be almost 8 times more likely to die from radon exposure than a house fire. And if you smoke, this rises to 40 times more likely. With such scary figures, it’s imperative to test for radon in your home and rectify any underlying issues.
What's Best Way to Monitor Radon?
since lab test requires lab fee, postage and a lot of waiting, and the radon gas test kit is one-time test kit which is impractical for long-term testing, the smart radon detecotr is our first choice.
LifeBasis radon detector is continuous radon test kits which use battery and is completely independent from outlet, very portable, can be placed in any location you want to test.
This smart radon tester equips with large LED screen, comes with long term and short term readings to identify temporary fluctuations.
Fast and accurate reading.
How To Reduce Radon?
1. Increase indoor ventilation. This is the easiest way to reduce radon. Open the doors and windows of the room to form convection or turn on the exhaust fan for ventilation.
2. Seal all the large and small gaps on the walls, including the gaps in the pipes and the cracks and small holes in the ground.
3. Install air filters in indoor, because most radon progeny will be adsorbed on particles in the air.
4. A special air sluice must be installed at the drain to prevent radon, mildew, insects and harmful gases in the pipes from entering the room.
5. If the wall is made of hollow bricks, it must be treated at the junction of the floor, Block the cavity and then seal it with two inches of cement or lime to block radon gas
6. The most effective radon reduction method is an active decompression system under the floor cement slab, and it is also the most used radon reduction method by professionals.