Radon Poisoning Symptoms Albuquerque
Radon exposure and radon poisoning symptoms can be incredibly dangerous to your health. In 2005, the U.S. Surgeon General issued a national health advisory regarding radon exposure. Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas. The only way to know if there are high radon levels present in a building is by testing for it.
No amount of radon exposure is safe. Since radon is present everywhere, there is a set concentration threshold. The EPA has established radon levels between 2 pico Curies per Liter, or pCi/L, and 4 pCi/L to be the level at which one should fix their home or building to eliminate risk of radon poisoning. Devices can be placed in your home to continuously monitor radon levels, or you can hire a professional to measure the levels on a regular basis. The Radon Center recommends individuals test every new homes before they purchase, and to continually monitor the levels.
Radon is a radioactive element produced from decaying uranium and a known carcinogen. Ionizing radiation can modify our DNA and cause mutations or other harmful effects. Since radon is a nearly undetectable gas, most harmful effects can typically be observed in the lungs. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are no known physical signs or symptoms of radon poisoning. This makes radon poisoning difficult to identify. However, the Radon Center states that lung problems such as wheezing, heavy breathing, persistent cough, and lung infections could result from exposure to high levels of radon. These can also be early signs of lung cancer. If you experience any of these radon poisoning symptoms in Albuquerque, please contact your physician.
The CDC states that the second-leading cause of lung cancer is radon exposure. According to the EPA, the risk of you developing lung cancer is similar to your risk of dying in a car accident, if you were exposed to the highest concentrations of radon. If you are a current or former smoker with radon exposure, your risk of developing lung cancer is much higher. If a lung cancer cluster has been found, perhaps it is a sign of high radon levels in a public building. Protect your lungs and your health by becoming aware of the risks of radon in your home and workplace.
To prevent yourself from experiencing radon poisoning symptoms in Albuquerque, call General Radon Solutions at 505-933-0385 today for services in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Santa Fe.
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