How to Fight Radon
GAINESVILLE - Experts say Radon has been linked to lung cancer and thousands of deaths in the United States.
The Land Environmental Group installed a Radon Mitigation System in a home in Haile Plantation.
Workers say they drill through the concrete to form suction points.
"That's going to suck the Radon from underneath the slab and eventually vent it through the roof of the home," Kurt Howell, Senior Environmental Scientist said.
Land Enviromental Group workers said Radon can travel anywhere, including hairline cracks.
On a map provided by the Environmental Protection Agnecy it showed a "Radon Belt" from Lake City to Ocala where there's moderate potential radon.
Moderate Potential Radon means the levels inside buildings are between 2 picocuries per liter to 4.
The EPA says the maximum safe level is four.
"Anything four and above it is recommended to install a radon mitigation system," Dawn Howell with Land Environmental Group said.
Land Environmental Workers say Radon is found everywhere in Gainesville but elevated levels were found West of I-75.
Here's a link to the "radon belt" in North Central Florida.
Here's a link to the contractors who are certified to perform radon mitigation services.
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