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How Do I Know if My Home Has a Radon Problem?

Utah Radon Services
September 11, 2023
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Home has a Radon Problem? - If you have heard of radon gas and the potential health risks that exposure may present, you may be wondering how to know if your home has high radon levels. Rest assured, we’re here to break down what radon is, what the risks of radon exposure are, and how you can detect radon in your home!

What is Radon Gas?

Radon gas is the radioactive byproduct of uranium after it decays in soil and rock. As it rises into the air outside, it dissipates and isn’t a health risk. However, it can also seep through the tiniest cracks and pores in your home’s foundation. At that point, it stays in the air and can be breathed in by those inside.

What Are the Risks of Radon Gas Exposure?

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Prolonged exposure to radon can begin to alter the DNA in your lungs and cause lung cancer. Radon exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and is the leading cause in nonsmokers. It accounts for over 21,000 deaths each year in the U.S., and children may be at higher risk than adults.

Detecting Radon in Your Home

Unfortunately, you can’t smell, see, or taste radon when it is in your home. Radon can only be detected by specialized testing, but the good news is you can test your home for free and get results quickly with Utah Radon Services if your home has a radon problem.

If you’d like to learn more about radon testing, click here or call our experts at Utah Radon Services. We are happy to answer your questions or get you set up for testing!

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