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National Radon Month!

Thursday, January 4th, 2018 by Brigitte Aili


January is National Radon Month!

Radon has a whole month dedicated to it and here at DBS, we take this month seriously. We hope we can help put your mind at ease by providing you with some information and let you know how we can help detect, and mitigate any radon problems you may have in your home. Take a minute to read through these common questions and answers about radon. Please don’t hesitate to call and schedule an appointment with us today!

What is Radon?

Radon is a gas that seeps through the soil in the earth. This colorless, odorless gas comes from the natural decay of Uranium, which through a natural process becomes the radioactive gas of radon.

Why is it dangerous?

Once this radioactive gas gets into the lungs, it can damage the cells that line the lungs1. This can lead to lung cancer and has become the second leading cause.

How does it get into your home?

Radon comes from the soil beneath your house. Cracks in concrete slabs, some building materials, pores and cracks in concrete blocks, floor-wall joints, and exposed soil in a crawlspace are places for radon to travel into your home1.

What levels are dangerous?

There is no level that is completely safe but when the levels get above 4.0 pCi/L, they become dangerous. One pCi/L is equal to smoking two and a half cigarettes a day2. Connecting back to the action danger level, four pCi/L is comparable to smoking ten cigarettes per day.

What are common levels in Minnesota and Wisconsin?

Both Minnesota and Wisconsin are in the danger zone for Radon. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, two in five homes have levels in the danger zone1.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Get your house tested today. Call the experts at DBS and schedule an appointment. 218-525-0720.

 

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Sources

  1. “Radon in Minnesota Homes - EH: Minnesota Department of Health.” In Minnesota Homes - EH: Minnesota Department of Health, www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/indoorair/radon/index.html.

  2. “Solve Your Radon Problem Today.” Trinity Radon Mitigation, 23 Oct. 2017, trinityradon.com/solving-radon-problem/.

  3. “Interactive Radon Map.” Radoncom, www.radon.com/maps/.

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Wisconsin
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  • Dorchester
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  • Sheldon
  • Spencer
  • Stanley
  • Stetsonville
  • Stratford
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  • Unity
  • Westboro
  • Willard
  • Withee
Minnesota
  • Brownsville
  • Caledonia
  • Dakota
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  • Hokah
  • Houston
  • La Crescent
  • Mabel
  • Rushford
  • Spring Grove
  • Winona
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5116 Jean Duluth Road Suite 300
Duluth, MN 55803
1-218-955-7945


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