Radon Gas in Your Milwaukee Home?
What is Radon, Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today
Hi I’m Rich Barnes Owner Broker of Realty Experts in West Allis WI. I’ve been selling Real Estate For 20 years and people testing for radon has become a regular occurance during home inspections. Radon is not produced as a commercial product. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas and comes from the natural breakdown of uranium. It is usually found in igneous rock and soil, but in some cases, well water may also be a source of radon.
According to the US EPA, nearly 1 in 3 homes checked in seven states and on three Indian lands had screening levels over 4 pCi/L, the EPA’s recommended action level for radon exposure.
The alpha radiation emitted by radon is the same alpha radiation emitted by other alpha generating radiation sources such as plutonium.
A family whose home has radon levels of 4 pCi/L is exposed to approximately 35 times as much radiation as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission would allow if that family was standing next to the fence of a radioactive waste site.
Testing is the only way to know your home’s radon levels
If your home has high concentrations of radon there are ways to reduce it to acceptable levels. Most radon problems can be fixed by a do-it-yourselfer for less than $500. Or professionally done for around $1000. If you have any questions about radon mitigation feel free to reach out, my name is Rich Barnes with Realty Experts and I’m here to help. thanks and have a great day.