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Radon Gas. About.

  • Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas which may be found in high concentrations in indoor environments, such as homes and workplaces.

  • Radon is one of the leading causes of lung cancer.

  • Radon is estimated to cause between 3% to 14% of all lung cancers in a country, depending on the national average radon level.

  • Lung cancer risk is higher for smokers due to synergistic effects of radon and cigarette smoking.

  • Radon concentration indoors and can be detected by  using specialised advanced meters.

  • We use well-tested, durable and cost-efficient methods for preventing radon entry into new and existing buildings.

  • When Radon is detected we can design and install a system to eradicate the problem. 

Radon Gas

What is Radon?  Radon is a radioactive gas that has no smell, colour or taste. Radon is produced from the natural radioactive decay of uranium, which is found in all rocks and soils. Radon can also be found in water.

Radon escapes from the ground into the air, where it decays and produces further radioactive particles. As we breathe, these particles are deposited on the cells lining the airways, where they can damage DNA and potentially cause lung cancer.

Outdoors, radon quickly dilutes to very low concentrations and is generally not a problem. The average outdoor radon level varies from 5 Bq/m3 to 15 Bq/m3. However, radon concentrations are higher indoors and in areas with minimal ventilation. The highest levels are found in places like under builds, basements, crawl spaces and water treatment facilities. In buildings such as homes, schools, offices, radon levels can vary substantially from 10 Bq/m3 to more than 10 000 Bq/m3. Given the properties of radon, occupants of such buildings could unknowingly be living or working in very high radon levels. 

Many Newspapers and medical papers have covered this growing problem.  As we experience a warmer climate, greater amounts of radon gas is able to filter up though the ground, entering buildings and becoming a major health risk. Areas that are subject to tremors, or where buildings are located on rock are particularly vulnerable.

The only way it can be detected is by undertaking a survey carried out by a qualified specialist with tracing meters.  Book yours today..

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