Health effects from radon exposure include lung cancer, and overall damage of lung tissue. The onset of lung cancer can take many years and may not be immediately apparent. Smoking combined with radon exposure can also increase the chances of lung cancer and is especially serious as a health risk.
Signs and symptoms of lung cancer from radon exposure can include:
It's important to be aware of the signs of lung cancer and to see your doctor as soon as possible if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.
The only way to know if you are being exposed to high levels of radon in your home is to perform a radon test. If there is too much radon in your home, there are proven mitigation methods to reduce radon levels. A radon mitigation system uses ventilation to reduce radon gas concentrations in the air inside your home.
Contact National Radon Defense to find professionals in your area who can provide continuous radon monitoring and radon mitigation.
Does the state of Tennessee require radon testing for all real estate transactions? No
However both the state of Tennessee and the EPA recommend that a home or residence should be tested before a real estate transaction is carried out. Even though Tennessee does not require radon testing, we certainly recommend you have a test performed before you purchase a home. If you decide to perform a test after and find elevated levels, there is no reason to panic. Tennessee radon mitigation is not expensive compared to the dangers and a system can be implemented in a relatively short period of time.
Does Tennessee require contractors to be licensed? No, but Mr. Radon Man is Certified with NRPP and insured for mitigation repairs.
What are the certification requirements? The requirements are as follows:
1. Attend and complete an approved course.
2. Take and pass the national certification examination offered through the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB) or National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP).
3. Register with the state radon program.
Those looking for a radon certification can take qualified third party courses offered by the NRPP or AASRT. The state will then endorse said professionals and add them to the official directory.
Radon mitigation is essentially any process – of which there are several – used to remove concentrated levels of radon from a home, residence or business. Radon is a very dense gas, which means once it enters a residence it can collect in large quantities over time. There are a couple of different ways radon can enter a home, such as through the water supply, or from the soil underneath the foundation. However, the primary method through which radon enters a home is the soil supply. It can seep through cracks or gaps in the foundation, walls and floors.
Radon mitigation involves filtering the radon gas out of a home or incoming water supply. There are many different ways this can be done, most of which are actually not very costly or time-consuming. It seems to be a common misconception about radon mitigation that it is very expensive. It does cost a bit, but compared to the damage radon causes when left unhindered the cost is always worth it.
Radon test and mitigation video. Different company is installing the system, but a good video that shows our tequnique for installation of most of our systems.
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Check out this great video. Radon is emmited from the ground and captured hitting an ion chamber.
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