Radon is radioactive gas that naturally occurs on earth. It comes from the process of uranium, thorium, and radium breaking down in various elements including soil, rocks, and water. The characteristics of radon gas is colorless, tasteless, and odorless. Thus, it is kind of gas that is hardly to detect by naked eyes or super strong smell sense. Radon gas can be found almost everywhere including at homes, schools, workplaces, etc. As you may have known that cigarette smoking is the first leading cause of lung cancer. And guess what? The second leading cause is radon gas exposure. That’s why this radioactive gas is claimed to be dangerous.
Radon gas exposure
As mentioned earlier that radon is invisible and odorless. Thus, it is hard to notice where the radon get accumulated in your home. After it is produced, radon can easily seep through holes and cracks of a building’s foundations. It can escape so easily from the ground and seep into the air. Once it seep through the air, it will decay and produce more radioactive particles. It will slowly builds up inside the building because once it enter, it will get trapped. Radon gas is most likely to be found in areas inside the building with poor air circulation. The place that is tightly insulated is also found to be where radon gas get accumulated the most.
Radon gas and your health
As mentioned earlier that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Even if you don’t smoke, you will still develop lung cancer if you are continuously exposed to high level of radon gas. When radon gas is outdoor, it can easily dilute to very low concentrations. However, it is different when radon seep and get trapped inside a building. The concentration get higher which put the occupants in danger. Aside from homes, mines, water treatment facilities, and caves are known to be the place where high radon concentration is at highest level.
For your information, even if you are working in mines, and stay at home in majority of your days playing kiu kiu online doesn’t make you safe from radon exposure. In fact, the highest exposure of radon occurs at home especially if your home has poor circulation and air flow. Therefore, it is highly recommended to conduct a radon test properly in your home to protect yourself and family. You can choose short-term radon test or the long-term ones.
Short-term radon test can be performed without the help of professional. You can just by passive radon devices then follow the instruction. This short-term test can be finished in few days. Meanwhile, you can also choose a long-term radon test using more complex devices.
This test cannot be performed by non-professionals. This test however, takes longer to finish. It may take more than 3 months to complete. However, this test shows more reliable data or results. Therefore, it is highly recommended to perform this radon test at least once especially if your home is at higher risks of radon exposure.