"Radon is a cancer causing, radioactive gas."
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Radon gas can enter your home in many ways; including, but not limited to; cracks in concrete floors, through construction joints as well as by seeping directly through concrete floors and walls, which are porous. To prevent radon gas from entering through any of these suspect areas, all of the cracks and gaps around pipes and other openings should be tightly closed with patching material made with ADMIXTURE 3120. After the repairs have been completed, the floors and walls should be sealed with CONSEAL 1000 Permanent Penetrating Concrete Sealer.
Following are some excerpts from the EPA publication "A Citizen's Guide to Radon: The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family From Radon. Learn more about radon by going to the EPA website at http://www.epa.gov.
You can't see radon. And you can't smell it or taste it. But, it may be a problem in your home. Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That's because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.
Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon can be found all over the U.S. It can get into any type of building - homes, offices and schools - and build up to high levels. But you and your family are most likely to get your greatest exposure at home.
There are simple ways to fix a radon problem that aren't too costly. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels.
Nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the U.S. is estimated to have elevated radon levels. Elevated levels of radon gas have been found in homes in your state. Contact your state radon office for general information about radon in your area. While radon problems may be more common in some areas, any home may have a problem.
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