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The health impacts of radon exposure in Idaho

Idaho Radon Services
December 5, 2023
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Radon, a silent and invisible threat, has significant health implications, especially in states like Idaho where elevated radon levels are common. In this article, we will delve into the health risks associated with radon exposure and the specific challenges faced by Idaho residents.

Radon gas is created when uranium decays into radioactive particles that, when inhaled, can damage lung tissue and increase the risk of developing lung cancer. The danger is compounded for smokers, as the combined effects of radon exposure and smoking dramatically increase the risk. In fact, smokers have 9x’s the risk of developing lung cancer from radon. 

While lung cancer is one of the most dangerous effects of radon exposure, radon has also been linked to emphysema and childhood leukemia. Idaho residents, particularly those living in areas with high radon concentrations like the Boise area, need to be aware of these potential health impacts to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. Symptoms of radon exposure are not immediately apparent, so regular radon testing is crucial for early detection and mitigation.

Click here to request a free radon test for your home. If your home tests high, we are also happy to provide a free, no-obligation bid for a mitigation system.

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