Ten Facts About Radon -- A MUST READ

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Home Inspector with Tribuzio Home Inspection Services

I recently took a course on the physics of RADON 222
I learned new information that i am chomping at the bit to share with people. tell every one you know!

Ten facts about RADON:

1. Radon gas is noble & heaviest gas on periodic table.
2. Radon is the largest source of exposure to radioactivity.
3. Alpha particles are emitted from the decay of radon gas;
    the impact of the discharge of alpha particles is what
   damages lung tissues
4. Alpha particles are very light- they have a helium nucleus.
5. Radon is not limited to the basement,
    the forces that draw  it in to the home will continue
    to draw it up into living areas.
6. The SURGEON GENERAL , on Jan 13, 2005 issed a
     health advisory :  RADON CAUSES LUNG CANCER
7. Radon gas is a class A Carcinogen ( group 1)
8.
Radon is spontaneous and unpredictable
9. Uranuim decay chain leads to Radon which decays
    to Polonium, lead, bismuth, and polonium again;
    the half lives are relativly short-  increasing
    potential for exposure to radioactivity.
10. Radon mitigation (reduction) systems CAN also
       help reduce mold and other volotile organic
       coumpound gasses, and have been installed
       for those purposes.

Got a question? call me at (708) 456 1423

Comments (3)

Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy and Evenen Joseph

Mighty fine list of facts on Radon, folks to learn. Hope ya are haven a fine week!!!

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Jan 13, 2010 02:19 PM
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont

Hey and afternoon Joseph
Joseph, I was just checking to see if you might have came back. I sure do hope things are going well for you!

Dec 07, 2011 06:48 AM
Joseph Tribuzio
Tribuzio Home Inspection Services - Chicago, IL
T.H.I.S.

HEY There DALE, i dont come around much but here i am. Hope things are going good for you too. Happy holidays !

Dec 07, 2011 09:12 AM