Our home inspectors at Inspect-All Services are committed to alerting Atlanta area homeowners and real estate professionals to potential environmental hazards in a house, including hazards posed by high amounts of radon, a cancer-causing radioactive gas that you cannot see, smell or taste. It is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Our environmental hazard inspection involves a 48-hour continuous monitoring test, using state-of-the-art equipment to detect radon levels. Inspect-All Services was recently on Atlanta radio talking about the dangers of radon and how we can protect you from it. Read the story about Georgia leading the Southeast in unsafe levels of radon.
Did you know this about Radon? It is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. It is the most requested environmental inspection during real estate transactions. Radon is a radioactive gaseous element produced in the disintegration of radium, a radioactive metallic element. It cannot be detected by the senses and can be confirmed only by sophisticated instruments and laboratory tests. The gas enters a house through pores and cracks in the concrete or through floorboards of poorly ventilated crawlspaces, especially when wet ground allows the gas to escape easily through the soil and disperse in the atmosphere. Radon is a lung carcinogen: the National Academy of Sciences estimates radon causes some 15,000 to 22,000 lung cancer deaths annually. The U.S. Surgeon General and the EPA recommend all houses be tested for radon. Houses with high radon levels can be fixed. -Excerpts from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Radon. You can't smell it or taste it, but radon, a naturally occurring gas, can seep into basements and other areas of the home, eventually accumulating to dangerous levels. You should most certainly consider radon testing when buying a new home.
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