What do you need to know about your health and radon? Why are so many people talking about this? The thing about your health and radon is that you won't notice a difference right away. They will happen gradually. If you own a home in Denver, you can purchase your own radon testing kit to see what the levels of radon are like in your home. You can order them on-line or use a mail order form. This will be your first step towards radon reduction in your home.
When you measure for radon levels, you use units called picoCuries per liter. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created guidelines for safe levels of radon throughout the United States. If the radon in your home is equal to or less than 4.0 picoCuries than you should be just fine and no action is needed to be taken. However if it is a higher level, the health issues that were mentioned above can become an issue and you need to call S.W.A.T. Environmental to help you with radon mitigation in your home.
Did you know that cities like Denver have elevated levels of radon due to large uranium soil deposits? Uranium is where the radon comes from because it contains radium which is the main source of radon. When radium naturally breaks down in the soil, radon will be released from the naturally occurring break down which is how houses are filled with radon. Because of the geological state of Colorado, almost half of the homes in Colorado have dangerous levels of radon exposure. You need to be sure and test your home for radon levels today.
In addition, there are large amounts of radon in the groundwater in the Denver area. That is why it can be so important to purchase your own clean water. The radon enters the water supply through bedrock. If you rely on wells, then you should really consider having your water tested for radon. You can call S.W.A.T. Environmental to come in and test your home for radon and then get rid of it for good.
Radon is a very dangerous odorless and colorless gas that creeps into your house through tiny cracks and holes in your foundation and can also creep in through your water system. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and unfortunately affects many many homes. If you are concerned about the radon levels in your house or you think that perhaps you have some health issues going on and you are not sure where they are stemming, then you need to give a radon contractor a call. S.W.A.T. (Soil, Water, and Air Technologies) Environmental is a highly experienced Colorado radon mitigation company that is committed to helping families and businesses get their homes back up and running in the way that they should be: radon free.