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Monday, October 24th by Zach Stachura
Eau Claire, WI. The cooler weather draws more than just people indoors, as radon levels are notably higher when trapped inside homes during the winter months. The Eau Claire City County Health Department is urging homeowners to test and mitigate for radon and raise awareness of the effects of radon exposure especially during this, National Radon Awareness Week.
The Eau Claire City County Health Department says 30 percent of homes that are tested for radon have dangerous levels. Though most specialists declare any interaction with radon seemingly dangerous, the Environmental Protection Agency has defined 4.0 picocuries per liter as the action zone.
Testing for radon can be very inexpensive and efficient. These systems will generally have a fan that will suck the concentrated radon out of the homeowner's basement and disperse it outside where the levels are low enough to have much of any effect on humans.
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers. It occurs when uranium decays in the earth's crust and makes its way up to the surface. Radon gas can be released through underground water sources and into the air, or it can seep into homes through the basement.
Classic Radon Services is the locally trusted resource for radon testing and radon mitigation in Eau Claire, WI and surrounding locations. Contact them today for free radon estimate and schedule an appointment and consultation with their radon specialists.