Radon and Smoking Are a Dangerous Combination

Radon and Smoking Are a Dangerous Combination

Radon Systems LLC - Lung Cancer

Lung cancer can attack anyone. If you live in a home with high radon levels, smoking raises your risk of lung cancer by 10 times. Radon is in the ground naturally but sometimes it gets into homes through cracks in the floors of walls. Nothing else will give peace of mind than getting your home tested for radon and prevent smoking that will damage and destroy your lungs.

Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, and chemically inert radioactive gas but it is also the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. It is a radioactive gas from rocks and soil that rises and will get trapped in your lungs if you are exposed to it over a long period of time. There are several high-risk factors that are attributed to lung cancer, and a few include air pollution, smoking, exposure to secondhand smoke, and exposure to dangerous chemicals like radon gas. Testing for radon is the only way to know how much is present in a building. If your number comes back higher than 4.0 pCi/L, radon mitigation is needed. Lowering the concentration of radon in buildings and decreasing exposure over your lifetime will decrease the harmful effects linked with this gas. If you reduce your exposure to radon by having your home tested and treated it will be highly advantageous. And staying away from secondhand smoke, which is smoke from other people’s cigarettes, pipers, or cigars, will decrease your risk of lung cancer.

The good news is that exposure to radon gas can be mitigated. Testing is easy and there are ways to greatly reduce radon levels if they are found to be high. Radon mitigation systems will be installed in any building. Further, secondhand smoke, and other smaller numbers of cases are linked with air pollution and ionizing radiation from radon gas will cause or worsen lung issues.

If you require Radon Services, contact Radon Systems LLC.

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