The region near Elkton, MD has some of the highest levels of naturally occurring radon on the Delmarva peninsula. The owner of this home was concerned about the elevated risks of lung cancer associated with exposure to radon decay particles. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after cigarette smoking. It is estimated the risk of exposure to radon levels as low as 4.0 picocuries per liter of air is similar to that of smoking 10 cigarettes per day.
If you are concerned about radon levels in your home, you can have it tested, and if necessary, take steps to mitigate radon gas infiltration. Here we see before and after pictures of a home that has been retrofitted with a radon depressuerization system. It functions by pulling the radon gas out of the soil beneath your home and venting it into the atmosphere above the roof line where it does not re-enter the home. Regardless of the levels found in your home you can take steps to lower your exposure. Call Lawson Home Services today.