Radon is a colorless, as well as tasteless discrete radioactive element that naturally exists in the atmosphere as well as in the water bodies. Since it is a naturally occurring element, therefore, it cannot be produced by artificial or commercial means. The presence of radon in the surroundings is natural and therefore following the convention it’s naturally existing concentration is pretty harmless. Radon’s concentration and its exposure become a threat when this amount exceeds a certain level. In that case, it causes lung cancer. Actually when this radon enters the body either through the nose when a person breathes in radon poisoned air for too long or through the mouth when radon poisoned water is consumed for drinking purposes. It undergoes radioactive decay producing a part of smaller radon daughter elements and a part of radiation which releases small packets of energy.
Due to this reason, the areas that are situated near water bodies are naturally more prone to host radon poisoning. Milwaukee is also one such area that is located at the junction of three rivers. This makes it far more vulnerable to develop radon poisoning. This increases the significance of radon Testing Milwaukee. The packets of energy damage the internal organs and make them prone to developing and hosting malignant tumor cells that lead to cancer. Another aspect that cannot be ignored in this regard is that the disintegration is not even a one-time process. It is a chain reaction which means that every time the radon disintegrates it creates an environment favorable for the next disintegration and these reactions support each other.
The most significant source of radon:
The radioactive decay of radioactive elements present deep underneath the surface of the earth. As a result, the radon produced penetrates even further till it reaches the natural water reservoir underneath the earth’s surface. When this water is drawn and brought up to be utilized it already has radon dissolved in it and because of which it serves as a mediator causing the radon to reach above the earth’s surface.The procedure for testing any water body for the presence of radon is simple. All you need to do is get yourself a radon testing kit. These kits can either be ordered online or you may even find them at hardware stores or the stores that sell construction material. The radon testing Milwaukee kit includes:
- A sample collection container
- Instruction Manual
- A Heating Pad
- A Sealable Plastic Bag
Once you have received your radon testing Milwaukee kit , then you have to follow the instructions provided. With clean hands open the container for the sample collection and head to the kitchen tap. Before collecting the sample let the sample run for a while to make sure the standing water from the plumbing system is flushed. Now collect the sample and seal the container. Next put it in the plastic bag and enclose it in the heating pad and send it to the nearest laboratory to be analyzed.