Learn More About Radon From Your Home Inspectors Huntley IL

Posted on: April 7, 2010 by in Blog, Home Inspection
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Radon Gas is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in the US. It is estimated by the IEMA that 1,160 Illinois citizens develop Radon related lung cancer annually. The US Surgeon General stated “breathing radon over long periods of time can present a significant health risk to families all over the US.”

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Radon is a naturally occurring cancer-causing radioactive gas that can be found all over the United States. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it. Radon comes from the natural radioactive breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air that you breathe.

The first priority is determining the level of radon in your home. Like I said earlier, Radon is odorless, tasteless and colorless. The only way to tell how much radon is in your home is to test for it. The best way to test for it is by hiring a licensed radon measurement professional. The Radon Industry Licensing Act requires measurement professionals and mitigation professionals each be licensed by IEMA.

Once the test is complete you will be given the results. The EPA has established guidelines in reference to the “acceptable” level of Radon in a residence. If your home is at or above this level, it is recommended that a radon mitigation system be installed. Then it is recommended to retest to be sure the mitigation system is operating as planned.


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