The biggest danger in your home may come from the air you breathe. When the contaminated rocks and soil around your home seem into your basement, it fills your air supply with radon gas. It is a problem that is hard to detect and may cause health problems, including lung cancer.
"When you breath this in there's alpha particles that can hit soft tissue like your lung tissue, which damage DNA and can in turn cause lung cancer. "
High radon levels are what people like Peyton Pratt test for in homes. and he says that he frequently
see's saturated readings within homes here in Nebraska.
"in the state of Nebraska it's very common. we're the third highest state in the country.
about 3 out of 4 homes will test high," said Pratt.
High radon levels are what people like Peyton Pratt test for in homes, and he says that he frequently sees saturated readings within homes here in Nebraska.
the only way to find the amount of radon in your home is to use tests like radon monitors, or charcoal
canister kits. products that sample the air every hour for nearly two days straight to see if danger
is in the air.
"if your neighbors house is high that doesn't mean your house is high, or if it's low that doesn't mean your house is low, every individual house needs to be tested. "