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Radon Contamination

Radon Contamination - Daniel Fridley

I was reading something that I found quite interesting the other day. Apparently, practically all the soil contains some level of decaying uranium for whatever reason. While this is worrying in itself, I’d like to think that it is practically harmless in the majority of cases. Still, from what I was reading, certain regions have more of this soil uranium than others and emit a gas called radon, which has been linked to cancer in the past.

Where I got really worried is when I found out about how this gas can invade the house if foundations are poor of quality, or if there is some other fault in the construction allowing the gas to infiltrate. My first thought immediately turned to getting air quality testing so that I can be absolutely sure that this isn’t a problem that may affect me in the future.

I guess a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing as I can’t get the idea of having air quality testing carried out now. I have no idea how else I would be able to find out if I happen to be at risk and I wouldn’t trust myself to do the job properly with a DIY air quality testing kit, so I think I’m going to end up calling in the professionals to set my mind at ease.

If nothing else, having air quality testing Montreal carried out will also completely confirm whether I have any other problems in the house as well. Testing for radon is probably my top priority at the moment, as I don’t know enough about the house to know if there is anything wrong with it on a structural level, but I think I would have any company that comes along test for other gases too, just to be absolutely sure.

Hopefully it all ends up coming to nothing and I no longer need to worry about the issue anymore after that first visit, but I figure that it is better safe than sorry so I may as well get the tests done. If worst comes to worst I will at least know what I need to focus on and, hopefully, what I need to do to remedy the issue. I’ve already started searching online and I think I’ve found a company that can do the job for me.

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After obtaining a DEC in Arts and media technology in 1997, Daniel Fridley took some courses in creative writing at Concordia University, before stepping into the wonderful world of the web. He is widely published as a columnist, author, blogger in the high spheres of web 2.0.