Radon is a colorless, odorless noble gas that occurs naturally as certain radioactive compounds decay. There is a strong connection between exposure to radon and lung cancer. In fact, according to the EPA, radon is the second most frequent cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon can accumulate in your home — most commonly in basements, crawl spaces, and other poorly ventilated places — putting you and your family at risk. If you are in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania or New Jersey, get radon testing done on your house with Seitz Environmental Inc. before any harmful symptoms occur.
One of the dangers of being a miner has traditionally been poor ventilation. Studies beginning in the 20th century have revealed that a significant part of the health danger of being a miner is the inhalation of radon, leading to dramatically increased rates of lung cancer. You don’t want to accidentally be subjecting your family to the same treatment as 18th-century miners, right? Recent studies have shown that as many as 20% of homes have elevated levels of radon. Here at Seitz, radon mitigation is our specialty. Allow our expert radon removal team to test your home and protect you and your family from radon today!
How Does Radon Cause Lung Cancer?
Radon is a naturally occurring gas that is present in all the air we breathe at very low levels. However, radon can accumulate in areas with poor circulation like basements and crawl spaces. When radon levels increase, so does your risk of radon-caused lung cancer. When inhaled in large quantities, these radioactive particles damage the cells in your lungs. Over time, exposure to heightened levels of radon causes lung cancer. Luckily, radon mitigation is possible. Seitz Environmental LLC offers radon testing, radon treatment, and radon mitigation services. We can also install devices in your home that will help mitigate radon, keeping you and your family safe from this invisible danger.
When To Get Your Home Tested for Radon?
The only way you can know for sure whether your house has elevated levels of radon is to test it. The soil composition below the house affects the indoor levels of radon, and it can vary significantly between even neighboring homes. There are a number of devices that can be used for radon testing — some for long-term and some for short-term testing. To get the most accurate testing, you may want to hire an expert radon mitigation company. When you choose to hire a company like Seitz, you are choosing to identify your radon problem and then address it sufficiently in the long term.
Hire Seitz for a Radon Inspection Today
Seitz Environmental LLC. specializes in radon testing and radon mitigation. We can protect you and your family from this invisible, odorless gas — helping you breathe easy knowing you are no longer at a heightened risk for getting lung cancer. Contact us today to set up your radon inspection.