Radon is a carcinogenic gas present in many homes across the US. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that travels through gaps and cracks in the ground, floors, pipe holes, and even your home’s water supply. Radon gas is the leading cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers, and babies and kids are especially susceptible to it.
This blog post aims to raise awareness of the adverse effects of radon gas on children; since radon can be present at home, school, or daycares.
How does Radon Gas Affect Children?
Babies take a higher estimated radiation dose than adults due to their size. Babies have a faster breathing rate, almost double the inspirations than an adult intake per minute. Babies’ growth rates accelerate radon absorption, making them especially vulnerable to developing lung cancer at the early stages of their life.
Also, children who live in homes with high radon levels may have an increased risk of developing childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The ALL is incredibly aggressive to little kids.
Ways to Protect Your Family from Radon
Get in contact with a radon mitigation company to assess the radon levels at home. Since Radon gas is odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas, you have no other way to find out. For indoor air measures above 4 pCi/L (picocuries per liter of air), the EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency) recommends immediate reduction.
If your children go to daycare or school, it would be good to ask if the building has been tested for radon. US Environmental Protection Agency recommends testing all schools for radon.
Keep Radon Gas Under Control By Hiring Radon Control Services
Radon is a preventable gas, and you can take the necessary precautions to ensure your family’s safety. Radon Control Services can help you eliminate this gas from your home. Get in touch with radon mitigation services today to learn more about our residential services.
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Test your home for radon with Radon Control Services. We have over 20+ years of experience helping families keep radon gas under control. Our radon mitigation experts are waiting for your contact.