What's the Risk?

Without you even realizing a risk exists, radon could be endangering the health of those in your home, office or school. Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless – but also very dangerous) – radioactive gas created by the decay of uranium in the soil. It quietly seeps into homes and buildings through cracks in the foundation, basement walls, concrete slabs, and around drains or other gaps, becoming trapped and building up over time.

Why is Radon a risk?

  • Radon is a known carcinogen and the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in the U.S.
  • Radon particles, when inhaled, become lodged in the lungs, releasing radioactive energy into the cells, damaging the tissue and causing lung cancer over time.
  • There is no "safe" level of radon. Any amount of exposure increases the risk of lung cancer. Children may be at an even greater risk.
  • If you smoke and have elevated radon levels in your home, you have a very high risk of lung cancer.

Comparison of Radon to Other Causes of Death (Annually)

    • Drunk
      Driving
      16,000

    • Drowning
      4,000

    • Fires
      3,300

    • Airline
      <1,000

  • 25,000

    20,000

    15,000

    10,000

    5,000

The only way to determine the presence of these radon health risks is to test your home or commercial building. If testing shows elevated radon levels, a mitigation system should be installed right away to remove the gas.

Advanced Radon Control performs radon testing and mitigation services in the St. Louis area. Contact us today to schedule a free estimate.

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Advanced Radon Control is certified by NEHA-NRPP (National Environmental Health Association - National Radon Proficiency Program) and is a member of the AARST (American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists).

Are
you and
your family
in danger?
Radon is an odorless, tasteless and colorless gas created by decaying uranium in the soil that seeps in to your home through your foundation. A simple test will precisely measure your Radon level, determining any potential risks. If further action is warranted, Advanced Radon Control can safely remove the gas from your home.