At Astrid Environmental Services, we’ve heard our fair share of untrue things about radon gas. Here are some of the most common myths about radon gas and why they aren’t true:
Myth #1: Radon gas isn’t dangerous.
Many people in the scientific and general community have claimed that radon gas is nothing to worry about. However, the American Medical Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and American Lung Association all agree that radon poses a danger to human health.
Myth #2: Radon testing is expensive and time-consuming.
Testing for radon gas only takes a matter of a few days and is reasonably priced. Plus, once the radon test is underway, you don’t have to do a thing but wait, making it a hassle-free process to determine if your home has a radon gas problem.
Myth #3: Fixing a radon gas problem is impossible.
If your home tests positive for radon gas, the good news is that there are means at your disposal for remediating it. For instance, taking care of a radon problem can be as simple as sealing your foundation faults and having a radon mitigation system installed.
Myth #4: Only certain types of homes are affected by radon gas.
The truth of the matter is that any home in any location can be affected by radon gas. It doesn’t matter how new or old your home is — the threat of radon contamination is always there.