Radon in Burlington

Why is Radon Testing and Mitigation Necessary in Burlington?

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Is Radon Testing and Mitigation Necessary in Burlington?

After detailed study and research, World Health Organization concluded that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, In fact it's responsible for 15% of all lung cancer fatalities. The good news is that consumer awareness has never been greater and action is happening to reduce radon exposure across Burlington and the globe.

The only way to determine what your neighborhood radon levels are on your street, is to test.The Best Radon Testing in Burlington neighborhoods will determine if levels are elevated.  There are a few technical strategies to reduce your levels we can share. These three strategies performed by qualified radon professionals, are depressurization infiltration and ventilation. Let's take a minute to explain these options further so you can decide the best technique for your situation. The most common radon mitigation strategy in Burlington and Wisconsin, is called depressurization. There are three depressurization techniques sub-slab sump pit and sub membrane sub-slab depressurization involves drilling one or more penetration points into the concrete foundation floor and attaching PVC pipe from those points to an inline radon fan. The radon fan runs 24/7, pulling the radon gas to these extraction points and exhaust the harmful soil gases safely outside. Some pit depressurization is just like sub-slab depressurization, except the radon professional utilizes the soil water drainage system and sump pit as the extraction points.

Sub membrane depressurization is used for a dirt crawlspace situation. The crawlspace is encapsulated and sealed with a reinforced plastic liner. The radon professional then connects the radon systems PVC pipe and inline radon fan to this liner and pulls the radon gas out from under the liner. This method vents safely outside filtration of radon decay products also known as radon daughters or progeny. This is an effective strategy to protect against radon induced lung cancer. This technique utilizes a breathe-easy air cleaner that is professionally installed in the central heating and air conditioning to filter the very small radon decay products as they circulate.  This filtration strategy is different because we're not reducing radon levels we are filtering the cancer-causing particles, created by the noble gas radon. The breathe easy air cleaner filters radon decay products which will reduce your risks of getting lung cancer and also filters allergens dust chemicals and bacteria.

Ventilation is the third strategy for reducing radon exposure. This method is seldom used in Racine County, Wisconsin. With this technique, a radon professional installs the breathe easy energy recovery ventilator, also known as ERV, which effectively draws in and conditions the fresh outside air. The energy recovery ventilator extracts poor indoor air containing radon and exhausts and outdoors thus replacing poor air with clean air ventilation. Not only does it reduce radon levels 50 to 75 percent but also greatly reduces odors and improves overall indoor air quality.

Every home or building is unique. Racine Radon recommends giving us a call. We will then ask some questions about the home. Often, we can give you a quote on the phone.  In some cases we may need to visit the home. None the less, we will analyze and design the best Burlington radon mitigation strategy for your home. We have 30 years experience serving the Burlington community testing and remediating gas. You will appreciate our open-minded solution-focused approach to improving your indoor air quality whether that's using depressurization filtration ventilation or a combination of the three you can trust your expert local radon mitigation and radon testing contractor, Racine Radon to help you decide your best option services.


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    How Radon Testing Could Have Prevented Lung Cancer in this Former USA Olympian

    Former U.S. Women's ice hockey Olympian, Rachael Malmberg, a previous individual from the U.S. Ladies' ice hockey Olympic team was totally unaware that the house she grew up in as a child and the home she occupied as an adult would contain enormous levels of a gas called radon and how important radon testing is, until she unfortunately discovered it after he was diagnosed with lung cancer, stage four.

    After her diagnosis, Malmberg began to research regarding lung cancer. Before that, she never thought about it. Obviously, she had a full and exciting healthy life

    The former Olympian was a 33 year old mom. She didn't smoke and made daily exercise part of her life. At this time she was undergoing military training. She suddenly began to feel back pain as well as pain in her ribs. When she visited her doctor, she was prescribed an MRI. The news was unfortunately dire. She had cancer in her lungs and metastasized into her lymph nodes as well as a brain malignancy.

    Radon gas can creep into a home in various ways. The number one entry point is through the porous concrete foundation. That foundation often contains cracks and crevices. The U.S EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) estimates that one in 15 homes in the United States has dangerous levels of radon. Many states report much higher averages. For example, Florida reports 1 in 5 FL homes has elevated radon. Racine, Wisconsin reports some counties test for radon more than 40 percent elevated radon levels.

    The EPA refers to "safe" exposure to radon to gas levels below 4 pCi/L. Any indoor air at or above this number should mitigate with an abatement system right away.

    After researching her childhood home, she found the radon measurement at 7.9 pCi/L. Malmberg's current Minnesota house measured gas at 6.9 pCi/L.

    The hockey player addressed the elevated radon in her home by installing a radon mitigation system.

    At the point when radon is inhaled and breathed in, radioactive particles enter into the body, harming and causing havoc to the cells that line the lung which engenders and makes a dangerous cell that starts partitioning and causes malignant cell.

    Malmberg had a partial lung removed n 2017. This surgery also involved removing 22 lymph nodes and she also under went stereotactic brain radiation.

    She continues to get treatment with targeted therapy in order to keep cancer from getting the best of her and continues her work as a loving mom and live life as normal as possible.

    Ms. Malmberg's story is not alone, there are countless stories of radon-induced lung cancer malignancies happening in the U.S. Often, radon is not mentioned until a home inspector finds it through testing in real estate transactions or in this case, awareness brought on by a lung cancer diagnosis. January is radon action month. Often there may be advertisements and more social conversation about radon. We can only hope that more real life stories like this, will keep this issue at the forefront of our doctors and politicians. In the case of radon awareness and how radon testing saves lives.

    We applaud Rachael Malmberg for bringing forth her radon exposure story, so that she can help bring awareness to this invisible killer.

    Lung Cancer Statistics  in Nonsmokers:  

    Approximately about 10–20% of lung cancer cases in U.S. states do occur in humans who never smoked. Studies show risk factors for nonsmokers include secondhand smoke, radon gas, second hand smoke and air pollution. A nonsmoker is often defined as someone who has smoked less than 100 cigarettes throughout their lifetime according to researchers. Since smoking is indeed a prime factor for lung cancer risk, cancer of the lungs disease can and does appear in people who have never smoked cigarettes or have not smoked a cigarette in recent years.

    It is quite amazing to think that there still many people in Burlington, Wisconsin, who have never heard of radon and radon induced lung cancer. Amazingly, all it can take is the installation of a Radon Mitigation System. Radon Mitigation is the remedy for fixing elevated air.  In fact, Radon Mitigation can actually save lives. If you test your home and get high radon measurements results, call Racine Radon. We can usually install your Burlington Radon Mitigation System with days of your call.

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    How does lung cancer usually start after radon exposure?

    Malignant cells begin in the lungs and grow, spreading in either one or both lungs. Smoking is the main cause of lung cancer.

    Prior to or during the diagnosis of radon-induced lung cancer, make sure that a radon mitigation system is installed in your home immediately. Racine Radon can usually install a radon mitigation System within days of your initial call.

    During the phone call, you will be asked questions regarding where the radon system could be installed. It is important to answer these questions as best as possible, since the answers will determine the cost of the radon mitigation system as well as a design to remove as much of the gas as possible. Radon Removal is essential in solving a high radon issue. Radon Mitigation Systems save lives. Contact Racine Radon (262) 955-6696

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    Radon Mitigation in Racine County may be Needed in 47% of Homes

    Burington Residents are urged to test their homes for radon.

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