Allied Radon Services, Inc. has been headquartered in Mt.
Vernon, IL since November 2007. The owner of Allied Radon Services, Inc. has been installing
radon mitigation systems since 1989.
Our Illinois Emergency Management Agency issued
license number is RNM98108 and our Indiana license is 00510.
We can be reached by phone at 618-204-5545 or email
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas - the only gaseous member
of the uranium radioactive decay chain. As a gas, radon works its way to
the surface of the earth and either escapes into the atmosphere or finds
its way into buildings. Radon is odorless, colorless, and
tasteless. Research has shown that exposure to radon gas increases your
risk of developing lung cancer. Radon gas is considered the leading
cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. EPA estimates that 22,000 people
die annually as the result of radon-induced lung cancer. According
to the BIER V
report, radon accounts for 55% of your annual exposure to radioactivity.
This is exposure to a carcinogen that you can control.
In Southern Illinois, don't be lulled into
complacency because of the Zone 2 rating. That only means
that elevated indoor radon levels are considered by EPA to occur
with less frequency. There is no proof that is true. The only way to
know if your house has elevated radon levels is to test for radon.
It is recommended that you test the footprint of
your home. That means in a room over each foundation type. If your
home is over a basement, test the basement. If your home is over a
slab-on-grade or crawlspace, test in rooms that you use frequently, such
as the living room, family room, or bedrooms. If your home is over a
combination of these foundation types, test in commonly used rooms over
each foundation type.
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