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Radon Gas is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from radium deposits in the earth's crust. If present in the soil under your home, it can get sucked into your house via the basement or crawl space. DON'T PANIC! It's fairly common and easy to get rid of. Some people that know "a little", [...]
QUESTION: "What is Formaldehyde and where does it come from? ANSWER: Formaldehyde is a VOC (Volitle Organic Compound) and is present in many forms and from many sources. Processes in the upper atmosphere contribute up to 90% of the total formaldehyde in the environment. Formaldehyde is an intermediate in the oxidation (or combustion) of methane [...]
How to minimize risks associated with formaldehyde exposure: 1. Establish a no smoking policy in your home. Cigarettes and other tobacco products should not be used inside the home. There are many toxic effects of exposure to cigarette smoke, including exposure to formaldehyde, and evidence continues to mount concerning the health effects associated with cigarette [...]
The truth is, any home could have a radon problem, whether it's in an area with a high radon potential or an area with a low radon potential, or whether it's old or new, energy-efficient or drafty, built on a slab or built over a basement or crawlspace. Because it's a tasteless, odorless, colorless gas, [...]