What You Should Know About Radon

Pennsylvania Radon Services Document

What Is Radon?

Radon is a tasteless, odorless, colorless, naturally occurring radioactive gas. It comes from the breakdown of uranium in the rocks and soil.

Radon enters your home through hollow block walls, cracks in the foundation floor and walls, and openings around floor drains, perimeter drains, pipes, electrical wires and sump pits.

Test results

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends installing a radon mitigation system if the test result shows a level of 4 pCi.L or higher.

How to reduce RADON levels in your home

Atlantic Radon Systems Inc will reduce the radon levels by installing a radon mitigation system. The most common type of systems uses an arrangement of plastic pipes and a fan to vent the radon gas to the outside air.

Did you know

After smoking, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and is estimated to cause approximately 15,000 deaths in the United States annually.

For more information:

EPA Radon Website:

www.epa.gov/iaq/radon

PA DEPĀ  Radon Website:

www.state.pa.us