Why Radon is Dangerous

Here at BeaconLight Home Inspection, we travel all around greater Boston to inspect residential buildings of many different varieties. While we primarily offer buyer and seller inspections , our team also conducts thorough radon inspections - to detect the presence of radon in both the air and water. In today's blog, we'll be taking a closer look at why radon is dangerous - and why you might want to take preventive measures against it.

What is Radon?

Given that it is basically invisible, it's hard to describe what radon is in the physical sense. However, the National Center for Environmental Health describes radon as "an odorless invisible, radioactive gas naturally released from rocks, soil, and water". If there are small cracks, holes, or inconsistencies in your home's structure, radon can make it's way into your home.

It's Adverse Effects

Given the fact that radon gas is radioactive, as you would assume, it's not healthy to breathe in. In fact, if exposed to it over the course of years, you can develop a risk of lung cancer. Also according to the National Center for Environmental Health, radon is the leading environmental cause of any cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 21,000 lung cancer fatalities are caused by radon each year. With such adverse effects on your health, it's ideal for homeowners to get their homes inspected for the presence of radon, to ensure a safe, peaceful, and healthy life at home. See how BeaconLight Home Inspection can help you - learn more about our services or get in touch with us today!

Looking for Radon Inspection Services in the Greater Boston Area? Contact BeaconLight

In the market for hiring a professional home inspector? Look no further than the BeaconLight team, which is comprised of dedicated, experienced professionals that you can trust. Looking to take the first step? We can be reached easily over the phone at (617) 681-HOME or you can submit a contact form with your information. We look forward to working with you.