The heavy radioactive metal elements such as uranium and thorium are spread throughout the earth’s crust. Slowly, they break into lighter radioactive metals such as radium, which is the precursor of radon gas. Sometimes, it can enter buildings through cracks in floors or walls, gaps in foundations, and more. The highest level of radon is usually found in the basement or crawl space. Call Grubb & Gutscher’s licensed radon professionals in Midwestern Ontario to test your home.
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Radon is a colourless, odourless, and tasteless soil gas found at various levels around the world. This gas is produced as uranium in the soil, decays. Breathing airborne radon gas can lead to lung cancer. According to Lung Cancer Canada report, 3,200 Canadians die annually from radon. When radon enters your lungs, it goes through a state of radioactive decay and releases an alpha particle that can stimulate cell growth leading to cancerous tumors. Download our brochure to learn more about radon.