The one thing that makes radon stand out is that it has no obvious symptoms to alert you to its presence. Radon is a radioactive gas present in every home. It can enter your home through many routes. That is, if there are cracks, crevices, holes in your foundation, or any open spaces in your homes and offices, it could use them as a passageway. It could be in a place for a long time, and you would not know it is there.
The bigger the size and complexity of your structure, the higher the level of radon. Larger buildings tend to harbor more radon than smaller ones. This is because a larger structure has more points of radon entry. Add a poor ventilation system to it, and the radon concentration can be so high.
It would be best if you engage a professional mitigation and radon testing contractor to test for radon pollution in your building. Here you will find a list of signs that indicate that your air has been contaminated by radon gas.
Radon Gas Symptoms
Lung cancer is the primary symptom of radon gas poisoning. Lung cancer does not develop overnight. Through prolonged exposure, it becomes what it is. If your home hasn't been tested for the presence of radon gas, there is a higher possibility it's there.
The lung is the first affected part of the body when exposed to radon. Radon continually damages the lung cells over the years. As the damage progresses, the signs and symptoms begin to manifest.
A person would experience persistent coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest pain, and pneumonia as early symptoms. This would then develop into weight loss, loss of appetite, and fatigue at the latter stages.
The American Cancer Society notes that smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. Radon follows closely behind. There are no special medical tests that can determine if you are exposed to radon. The best thing to do is call on professional mitigation experts to help with your home’s radon gas removal.
Maine Radon Pros
Professional radon testing and mitigation remain the best way to prevent radon contamination. Soil and rock formations in Maine allow for twice the uranium decay rate than those of other states. Radon would always find its way into your homes, business places, and schools. This could harm an otherwise healthy individual and lead to persistent coughing, chest pain, and difficulty breathing.
One thing with radon gas is never to make assumptions about your home or business's safety level. It does not matter if your home is old or new. All it takes is a simple crack or small hole in areas like your basement for radon pollution to occur. Once there, you cannot detect its presence without the help of appropriate tests. We recommend you call on professionals like Maine Radon Pros to help you with your radon mitigation needs.
Our goal at Maine Radon Pros is to safeguard the people of Maine from radon poisoning. Maine Radon Pro can help you with testing, remediation, and mitigation. Give us a call today!