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Radon can affect your Indoor Air Quality

Posted on October 04, 2013
by Susana Escamilla

Radon is very dangerous and the leading cause of thousands of deaths. Radon can affect your indoor air quality. Radon can get into any type of building, whether it is inside your home, where you work and in schools. Radon can significantly affect the air inside your environment. A statistic provided by the EPA states, “1 out of every 15 homes in the U.S. are estimated to have elevated radon levels.” It is a scary thought to think that many homes have radon present in their environment. “Although, radon can be found in many homes, you may be able to test your home or commercial building for radon. In the state of California, The California Department of Health Services has provided a list of providers who quality to test radon. The United States Environmental Protection Agency also provides a map of radon zones for the state of California. Below is an example of the radon zones:

 

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Any of the three zones can have high levels of radon. It is important to acknowledge that radon can be present in our environments and it is important to be cautious about it and know that high exposures of radon can significantly increase the possibility of developing lung cancer. If you are concerned of the indoor air quality in your home or commercial property, AirTek provides many Indoor AIr Solutions to improve the air quality inside your environment. Contact our team and we can be of assistance. Learn more about the services that AirTek provides by liking our Facebook Community Page and join the conversation via Twitter.

(Source:epa.gov)

 

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