High Country Radon Solutions

Radon Mitigation

What is Radon?

Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that forms naturally in soil. Radon is produced when uranium in the soil breaks down.

Why is Radon a Concern?

Radon is known to cause lung cancer, and it can seep into homes and workplaces through cracks and openings in floors and crawlspaces. When this happens, radon becomes part of the air we breathe in higher concentrations.

How to Test Your Home for Radon?

Contact us for a radon test! Our continuous radon monitors test over a 48 hour period to capture average radon levels as well as maximum and minimum radon levels. Your results can be instantly accessed and emailed to you once the test is complete. You will be able to see radon levels in your home hour by hour on our unique test results format.
If radon levels in your home are high:
* A mitigation system should be installed if the concentration of radon is equal to or more than 4 pCi/L. These systems should include sealing cracks and openings and installing PVC piping and a fan to remove radon gas, to prevent radon from entering your home. 

Can Radon Make Me Sick?

When a person is exposed to radon over prolonged periods of time, the exposure can increase the risk of lung cancer. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States; only smoking causes more lung cancer. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.

Each year, about 20,000 deaths in the United States are attributed to radon-caused lung cancer. Risk of lung cancer from radon is almost 10 times higher for smokers compared to those who have never smoked. Smoking and radon together create a greater risk of lung cancer than either one alone. High radon levels in your home can mean the equivalent of receiving over 200 chest x-rays in a year’s time.

Who is at Risk?

Everyone with prolonged radon exposure increases their risk for lung cancer.

  • Smokers are at higher risk of lung cancer. Exposure to a combination of smoking and radon creates a ¬†greater risk than either factor alone.
  • While some studies have reported that children are at greater risk than adults for certain types of radiation-caused cancers, currently there is no conclusive data that their radon risk is greater than adults.
  • In Western North Carolina, we have high levels of radon in our soils. Alleghany and Watauga Counties have some of the highest radon levels in North Carolina.

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