The Discovery of Radon in Homes
Did you ever wonder why we ever started doing radon testing and radon mitigation in homes? Did someone just get up in the morning and think to themselves, “I think I’ll check my house for radon today.” No …that would be silly! But, it’s actually a very interesting tale!
It was discovered quite by accident through a man named Stanley Watras, who was a construction engineer. In 1984, while working at Limerick Nuclear Power Plant in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, he set off their new radiation detectors. The rest, as they say, is history!
We found a great YouTube video called, “The Stanley Watras Radon Story” and it quickly communicates the importance of radon testing. Take a look at it below or check the Videos We Like list on our 3Rs YouTube channel.
Radon Particles are Colorless, Odorless, and Tasteless.
The presence of radon can only be determined by using a radon detector. You could be living with high radon levels and have no unusual symptoms but could at some point develop lung cancer. Exposure to radon is serious; it’s the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking!
That is why 3Rs Construction wants you to be safe and healthy. Radon testing is a simple process and we can determine the best mitigation solution for your home. Check our website for more radon removal information. You can contact us by phone 503-363-1059 or use the 3Rs Construction contact page.