The world is advancing with the scientific developments and as well as the medical sciences have got miraculously advanced in term of the latest techniques and cures for the incurable diseases. But on the contrary, some diseases are also getting resilient against the advancement in medical treatment. These diseases are spreading due some hazardous chemicals and industrial wastes out. Uranium, Radium and lead and Radon are some of those chemical substances which have danger effects on human and animal life. Therefore, people are often found to be looking for the best Radon inspection near Charlotte NC.
But why radon testing is critically important? This harmful and even fatal gas encroaches a life-threatening impact on the residents. Though, its severity must be addressed and local people should be aware of its harshness. But unfortunately, due to lack of awareness or even because of ignorance some people remain oblivion to this dangerous substance that stays present in homes without even being detected or felt at the slightest.
Before we move to further discussion on its severity and spreading plus testing. I would like to share its introduction for those people who do not know what Radon is and how it poses threats on human life.
What is Radon?
Radon is a chemical substance which is actively radioactive (the substances that release hazardous invisible waves cause cancer and skin cells damage effects). It is counted among the most destructive elements of the Periodic Table and its atomic number 86. In simple words, Radon is a radioactive, solid matter in form of dust and even it is present is gaseous form which is odorless, colorless and most concerning it is unfelt to human body. That’s why it is said to be “Silent Killer”.
Radon prevails almost around everywhere in soil, air and even in water with varying proportionality order. According to the American Cancer Society, Radon is majorly responsible for lung cancer and skin diseases.
Why Radon is a Hazardous Problem?
As Radon can be found anywhere and it keeps roaming around the surrounding until it gets entered a house and unlikely returns out. It stays inside the house and turns into be a stable state. Because the temperature inside the home is normally lower than that of outside. So, it gets to a powdery form with low temperature effect (minor frozen) and in this state, there are less chances for the Radon to get out of home. That’s why it keeps sustaining and floating in the air where it throws double harmful effects on homeowners’ life.
Double effects as in the form of powdery form it lands on skin and being present in air it gets into the lungs while inhaling. According to EPA (Environment Protection Agency), more than 21000 Americans die because of Radon caused diseases, among which lung cancer and skin cancer are common. That’s the reason those women who never puffed at the cigarette also die of lung cancer. That’s why Radon is a serious issue to be taken into consideration.
You must have now realized that how dangerous the radon is and how people get victim of this silent intruder and killer. Radon is not only a danger for human lives but also it is danger for animals too. Domestic pets and animals are more prone to this danger.
Besides, this Radon is also responsible for eye diseases in which retina contraction and eyesight problems are concerned.
How Radon Gets Inside Your Home?
As earlier mentioned, Radon gets into your home without being realized in form of floating Radon-ridden dust particles and also in the form of Radon gas. In gaseous form it is free to move and get inside your home through windows and ventilators and in soil and dust from it can seep into your home through peeks and porous cracks in walls or roofs. Your neighboring Radon level may differ than yours. Those areas having nearer industrial units and factories especially chemical and iron factories, tend more severity of having high Radon levels.
How You Can Get Radon Inspection For Your Home
Although Radon is among the most hazardous elements present in our surrounding but Radon test can help you make your home safe to live.
Radon Gas Test Kit is available in the market to test by yourself anyhow it sometime has less accurate results.
Professional Radon inspection is the professional Radon testing for residential and office testing. The professional Radon test service people often call for Presale Home Inspection to evaluate the safety measures of the home.
Electric Radon Detector Is an electric device which is installed in homes to detect any possible presence of Radon in the House and after all the professional Radon removal service has to be hired for the complete Radon removal from the house.
Author Bio: The author of this article is an Environmental Scientist and works on UN led environment protection programs.