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Radon gas is a naturally occurring radioactive element that is present in rocks and soil all over the United States. While incidental exposure isn’t dangerous, long-term exposure can be harmful and can even cause lung cancer.
As radon breaks down, the particles of that breakdown can get lodged in the lining of the lungs. These particles give off radiation and can cause lung cancer. You can have tests done in your home to measure radon levels and reduce exposure, if needed. Radon is most common in basements and other low-lying areas of a home.
There are five basic features that can be included in newly constructed buildings to limit radon exposure within them:
No specialized equipment or expensive materials are required to carry out radon remediation. However, it’s much easier to take the steps above when you’re building a house, rather than adding them later.
Prim Law Firm PLLC represents clients in cases involving lung cancer in West Virginia, and our clients owe no fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation on their behalf.