Radon gas is a naturally occurring radioactive noble gas, it colorless, tasteless, odorless. It produces natural radioactive uranium found in rocks and soil. Radon gas can also be found in the water.
Easy radon gas out of the ground and released into the air by decay of short-lived radon-called sub-nuclear radon or radon decomposition. Gas sub-nuclear radon or radon emits radioactive alpha particles, these particles can be attached to the aerosol in the air, dust and other particles. When we breathe, the sub-nuclear radon can be deposited on the cells lining the airways, while the alpha particles can damage DNA and potentially cause lung cancer.
For most people, contact with most of the radon gas out of the house. The concentration of radon gas in the home depends on:
- . Gas radon entry way to the house
- The uranium content of rocks and soil
- Ventilation areas affecting the passage of air
Radon gas entered the house through:
- A small hole in the wall
- Gaps in the floor
- Cracks in the cement floor and between walls
- Septic tank and sewer
- radon levels are usually higher in basements, warehouses basements or other structures in contact with soil zone
Available through the following methods to reduce the levels of radon gas in the home:
• Increase ventilation
• Avoid gas radon from the basement into the living room
• Increased ventilation under the floor
• Installing a radon gas storage system in the basement
• Close the floor and wall
• Installation of positive pressure ventilation or positive supply systems
In new home construction, radon gas issue to the attention of their own that can be referred to as radon solutions. Especially areas with high radon gas, need to consider safety. In Europe and the United States, including protective measures in new buildings has become routine, and in some countries has become a mandatory procedure. Passive mitigation systems have been shown to reduce levels of indoor radon gas up to 50%. When adding the vent radon, can further reduce the level of radon gas.