DuPage County, IL Radon Mitigation
Radon is a radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. It is part of the radioactive decay chain of naturally occurring uranium in soil. By passing through soil, it enters buildings and structures where people live, work and gather in DuPage County.
Radon also is the heaviest known gas – nine times more dense than air. Plus, because it contains only one atom, it can penetrate many other materials such as leather and paper with ease.
You can’t see, taste or smell radon, and unlike home pollutants such as carbon monoxide, its adverse effects on health are often delayed. A person can be exposed to radon for years without being aware.
The main routes of human exposure to radon are inhalation and ingestion. Some studies suggest children may be particularly sensitive to radon because their respiration rate is higher and their body cells divide more rapidly, making them more vulnerable to radiation.
Managing radon gas is vital to public and personal health. To know if you’re at risk, you need accurate testing. Trinity Electrical and Radon Mitigation specializes in swift, simple and cost-effective radon mitigation for DuPage County.
DuPage County, IL Radon
A Quick Review of Radon Gas
Radon gas was identified in 1900 when German physicist Frederich Dorn discovered and referred to it as radium emanation. Its name later became radon in 1923.
The case of American construction worker Stanley Watras made the issue much more public in 1984. While working at a Pennsylvania nuclear power plant, he began triggering radiation monitors even though the plant didn’t yet store nuclear materials. The cause was found to be radon and radon progeny clinging to him.
With this knowledge, Watras urged the testing of his home for radiation contamination. The results revealed high levels of radon gas. His case initiated further testing throughout his region. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) followed with additional awareness campaigns and in 1986 passed the Indoor Air Quality Research Act. States likewise continued creating their own radon programs.
DuPage County, IL Radon Problems
Trinity Electrical and Radon Mitigation solves DuPage County radon problems by using specialized equipment for radon detection and advising you on the best way to reduce concentrations.
We are a fully licensed radon mitigation contractor for DuPage County. Our knowledge and resources ensure your system is installed correctly, performing as intended and improving your indoor-air quality.
Efficient and non-invasive to implement, our systems also are guaranteed to reduce your average radon concentration level below the EPA and Illinois action level of 4.0 pCi/L. The EPA suggests radon mitigation for a home or business even for levels between 2 and 4pCi/L.
Our swift and inexpensive solutions to DuPage County radon problems have helped protect many different homes and businesses. Contact us at (630) 499-1492 today to discuss our radon mitigation for DuPage County.