Archive for January 3, 2019
Radon, an odorless and tasteless gas, poses a huge risk when it is found in high concentrations, due to the amount of radiation that it gives off (as one might assume from its name). In fact, the radiation levels found in spaces with high concentrations of radon gas are actually comparable to if a family was standing at a fence next to a nuclear waste site. In fact, radon gas concentration actually provides up to 35 times more radiation than standing at a fence to a nuclear waste site even would, proving that it is far more dangerous than many people are even actually aware of.
And radon gas, aside from many of the other dangers of radiation, is one of the known causes of lung cancer. In fact, it’s one of the top causes, second behind smoking and tobacco consumption alone. Each and every year, it is expected that 20,000 people will die of a lung cancer that was directly caused by radon exposure here in the United States alone, let alone anywhere else in the world as a whole. And