Is Radon for Real?

Reblogger ba`B Ratliff
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Robert Ratliff Realty 492107

Radon Gas, what do you know about it?

Radon is an orderless and colorless radioactive gas.

David Artigliere has written a great blog about this hazardous gas found in some homes.

(please remember to comment on the original blog author David Artigliere)

Original content by David Artigliere

Is Radon for Real?

 

There are a lot of myths about radon out there and one of them is whether Radon is real and if it's actually dangerous. Is Radon for real?  We will answer that question in more detail, but in summary- YES!

 

I had home inspection clients, Ben & Melissa, contact me for a home inspection in Pottstown and they asked Should I get a Radon Test?  They said their real estateagent had recommended the test, but they weren't sure they wanted to spend the money to have it done.  is radon for real

Melissa said her parents never had such a test and they were fine.  Is radon for real?  

 


Radon is a radioactive gas that causes approximately 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year, according to the EPA.  Radon comes from the breakdown of uranium in the soil and water.  It can seep up through foundations and get trapped in homes.

 

There are scientists that dispute the exact number of deaths attributed to radon, but the fact is The Center for Disease Control, the American Medical Association, and Amercian Lung Association agrees that every year there are thousands of preventable lung cancer deaths.  The EPA, PA DEP, and Surgeon General all recommend that every household be tested.  

 

The radon gas itself does not pose substantial health risk.  It's radon's decay particles that are the problem.  These decay particles are known as "radon progeny" decay.  They release alpha particles that penetrate lung cells and damage DNA and other cellular components. 

The EPA claims the ionizing radiation produces irreversible damage that will eventually lead to lung cancer.  

radon test

 

 

It's difficult to believe something is real when you can't see it, taste it, smell it, etc.  But radon gas does exist and it's best to have your home tested. 

 

pottstown home inspector

 

 David Artigliere is a home inspector in Pottstown, Reading, Malvern, and surrounding areas.  He offers radon testing services in addition to home inspections.  Contact ARTI Home Inspections LLC today!

david the home inspectorDavid Artigliere, owner of ARTI Home Inspections LLC, is a home inspector in Pottstown, Reading, Norristown, Royersford and surrounding areas. 

He is available 7 days a week and can be reached at 610-220-1907.

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Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Bob Ratliff radon gas is real and very dangerous with high levels.... every listing we take will have a radon test....great choice for a reblog....

Nov 24, 2019 02:54 AM #1
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Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH
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Most of them are scare tactics!!!

The radon gas itself does not pose substantial health risk.  It's radon's decay particles that are the problem.  These decay particles are known as "radon progeny" decay.  They release alpha particles that penetrate lung cells and damage DNA and other cellular components.  The EPA claims the ionizing radiation produces irreversible damage that will eventually lead to lung cancer.

Nov 24, 2019 04:22 AM #2
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Good morning Bob. Radon is everywhere and should be taken seriously! Enjoy your day!

Nov 24, 2019 05:17 AM #3
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David Artigliere
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thanks for the repost, Bob!  I'm happy we can get the message out there and maybe encourage more testing.

Nov 24, 2019 09:38 AM #4
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George Souto
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Bob even though you can't see or smell radon is very real and can have some very negative effects at high levels.

Nov 24, 2019 12:39 PM #5
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Grant Schneider
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Good evening Bob Ratliff - very important post.  It is a moving target and should be tested often.

Nov 24, 2019 02:48 PM #6
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Joan Cox
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Bob, we see pretty high levels around Denver, and have had several homes mitigated.

Nov 25, 2019 08:01 AM #7
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much for sharing this reblog selection.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Nov 27, 2019 07:13 AM #8
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Radon is more revelant on the East Coast... here in Los Angeles mostly not a big issue, Endre

Nov 27, 2019 10:36 PM #9
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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I'm glad we don't have to think about radon in Hawaii.  It's not here due to the islands being all volcanic.

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