By Laura Boury
What is Radon?
Effects of radon poisoning
How radon enters your home
- Cracks in solid floors and walls
- Construction joints
- Gaps in suspended floors
- Gaps around service pipes
- Cavities inside walls
- The water supply
Radon can enter homes through almost every crack or gap, and can even get in your water supply. This means that radon can be almost everywhere and you must check for it. Radon cannot be detected without equipment, so testing your home is very important
How to prevent Radon poisioning
- Purchasing a radon test kit
- Testing your home or office
- Sending the kit to appropriate sources to determine radon levels
- Fixing your home if radon levels are high
If everyone does this to their home or office building, it would drastically reduce cases of lung cancer. This would improve the quality of life for many people, and make it well worth the money spent on testing your home.
- "Radon in the Home." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 19 Aug. 2010. Web. 06 Apr. 2015.
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