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    Important Facts and FAQs about Mold, Radon, Asbestos and Lead in Nashville Tennessee and Middle TN

    Radon FAQs

    Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Radon

    WHAT IS RADON?

    Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas found in soils, rock, and water throughout the U.S. Radon causes lung cancer, and is a threat to health because it tends to collect in homes, sometimes to very high concentrations.

    HOW CAN RADON AFFECT PEOPLE’S HEALTH?

    Almost all risk from radon comes from breathing air with radon and its decay products. Radon decay products cause lung cancer.

    There is no safe level of radon — any exposure poses some risk of cancer. In two 1999 reports, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) concluded after an exhaustive review that radon in indoor air is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. after cigarette smoking. The NAS estimated that 15,000-22,000 Americans die every year from radon-related lung cancer.

    HOW DO I KNOW IF THERE IS RADON IN MY HOME?

    You cannot see, feel, smell, or taste radon. Testing your home is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing for radon in all rooms below the third floor.

    Radon testing is inexpensive and easy–it should only take a few minutes of your time. Millions of Americans have already tested their homes for radon. Various low-cost, do-it-yourself test kits are available through the mail and in hardware stores and other retail outlets. You can also hire a trained contractor to do the testing for you.

    WHAT CAN I DO TO PROTECT MYSELF AND MY FAMILY FROM RADON?

    The first step is to test your home for radon, and have it fixed if it is at or above EPA’s Action Level of 4 picocuries per liter. You may want to take action if the levels are in the range of 2-4 picocuries per liter. Generally, levels can be brought below 2 pCi/l fairly simply.

    The best method for reducing radon in your home will depend on how radon enters your home and the design of your home. For example, sealing cracks in floors and walls may help to reduce radon. There are also systems that remove radon from the crawl space or from beneath the concrete floor or basement slab that are effective at keeping radon from entering your home. These systems are simple and don’t require major changes to your home. Other methods may be necessary.

    People who have private wells should test their well water to ensure that radon levels meet EPA’s newly proposed standard.

    For more information, read the EPA’s A Citizen’s Guide to Radon and How to Find a Qualified Radon Service Professional in Your Area.

    The above information is provided as a public service by the Environmental Protection Agency for educational purposes.

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    Including Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky & Northern Alabama. Includes Franklin TN, Goodlettsville TN, Hendersonville TN, Madison TN, Murfreesboro TN, Brentwood TN, Green Hills TN, Spring Hill TN, Belle Meade TN, Forest Hills TN, Antioch TN, Ashland City TN, Clarksville TN, Crieve Hall TN, Dickson TN, Fairview TN, Hermitage TN, La Vergne TN, Lebanon TN, Mt Juliet TN, Nolensville TN, Oak Hill TN, Old Hickory TN, Pleasant View TN, Percy Priest TN, Portland TN, Smyrna TN, Springfield TN, Thompson’s Station TN, West Meade TN, Spring Hill TN, & Davidson, Williamson, Robertson, Rutherford, Cheatham, Sumner, and Wilson counties.

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    B4 Home Group Specializes In Residential And Light Commercial Properties And Come Prepared With The Latest State-Of-The Art Testing Equipment And Testing Procedures Designed For Accurate And Fast Results Within One Business Day in Most Instances. We serve a 200 mile radius from Nashville, TN.

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    B4 Inspection serves a 200 mile radius from the Nashville TN Metro Area

    • Including Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky & Northern Alabama

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    B4 Home Group, LLC
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    La Vergne, TN 37086

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