Radon comes from the natural
breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water.
The release of this radioactive gas enters the air you
breathe, causing a potential health risk to you and your
family. Exposure to elevated levels of Radon has been linked to lung cancer.
Radon gas can be found just about anywhere. It can
get into any type of building -- homes, offices, and
schools -- and build up to high levels.
Radon get into a water supply?
Radon not only comes from rock and
soil beneath the home but also from incoming well water. It
is a gas formed from the radioactive decay of radium
which is found naturally in the ground.
Radon in water is not so
much a threat related to drinking the water (the radon
would dissipate into the air by the time you brought the
glass of water to your lips), but the release of radon
into the air you breath while showering, bathing, etc.
The most effective removal of radon is accomplished with
a system that depressurizes, sprays and agitates, then
releases the radon gas out of the house through a vent.
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