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Our Van Wert County OH radon mitigation team is the most experienced group of radon professionals in Ohio. When your home or office building has been identified to have a radon issue, trust the professionals at SWAT Environmental of Van Wert County Ohio to fix the problem the right way! Our systems and effective, unobtrusive, and affordable. So, don't delay. Call the radon reduction specialists of Van Wert County today!

 

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Radon is an invisible odorless and tasteless radioactive gas that is a major problem in Van Wert County Ohio. It is water soluble and occurs naturally in igneous rock and soil. Radon causes cancer and levels of it collect in Van Wert County Ohio homes, the amount depending on the location of the home geologically, soil and weather conditions. Radon evaporates from water easily into the environment when it is agitated and inhaling the deadly gas can leave dangerous levels of radiation particles in the lungs. According to Dr. Vago, radon develops as the product of vaporized radioactive migration and it is quite common not only in homes, but also in schools and office buildings throughout Van Wert County Ohio.

The inert element seeps into buildings most commonly through ground soil and large amounts of the deadly gas can intensify in closed in areas of the structure. The only way to determine if radon is in your home is through testing and there are no safe levels of radon as any form of exposure to this naturally occurring agent poses a risk for developing as cancer in the body. Vago explains that The National Academy of Sciences gives a rough estimate of 14,900 to 21,400 people in the United States dying each year from prolonged exposure to radon. In Ohio, the afflictions typically occur in the form of cancer in the lungs or the gas seeping into blood and tissues causing tumor development within the organs.

In Van Wert County OH, radon levels at or above 4 pCi/L, which translates to 4 picocuries per liter, are above the Environmental Protection Agency's Action Level and must be dealt with to prevent long-term detriment to human health. “The average indoor level of radon is 1.3 pCi, but levels soaring to over 100 are not unheard of,” states Dr. Vago. Sealing off cracks in dwellings can help to lower levels of radon, however a more effective treatment can be achieved by purchasing a system to extract the radioactive vapors from below the building which then disburses the radon to the outdoors. These systems are known as “radon mitigation” and can be installed by a qualified contractor such as SWAT Environmental of Van Wert County Ohio.

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There are medical tests available to detect radon decay products in blood, bone, urine, and in the lungs, however with exposure in the body occurring within a few hours and health effects sometimes occurring from years of exposure, accurate levels are usually discrepant from testing human tissues. Measuring concentrations of radon in the Van Wert County air we breathe remains the best way to determine exposure. Cigarette smoke intensifies the risks of radon exposure and children may be at greater risk from inhaling the gas due to the fact that their respiratory rate is faster than that of adults. The EPA and Van Wert County officials in Ohio are currently working with building contractors to alleviate risks for increased factors that can contribute to radon seepage into new homes and to revivify air quality testing in existing family homes on the Van Wert County market today. In Ohio, improving the quality of community water systems in cities can also aid in keeping elevated levels of radon in check. Vago has worked with the CDC for years to help address radioactive gasses in Van Wert County OH and other areas of the U.S. There are some uses for radon such as in spas for medical benefits, and in sealed glass tubes to deliver an exact amount of radioactivity. Although this is not a common practice in Van Wert County Ohio, there are “radon spas” in Russia and Europe which emphasize the treatment of several conditions (sort of a natural form of chemotherapy.) Controlling levels of this cancer causing gas continues to be a priority for the EPA and the Van Wert County government, encouraging Ohio homeowners to take proactive measures to ensure the safety of their own living environments.

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