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What Happened To Radon In Bms?

What Happened To Radon In Bms?

Have you ever wondered what happened to radon in Building Management Systems (BMS)? Radon, a naturally occurring gas that can cause serious health problems, has been a concern for decades. BMSs were once seen as the solution to monitoring and controlling radon levels in buildings. But where did it all go wrong? In this blog post, we will explore the history of radon in BMSs, its current state, and discuss future solutions for managing this hazardous gas. So buckle up and join us on this journey through the world of radon!

What is Radon?

The problem with radon gas

Radon gas is a by-product of the natural uranium decay process. Radon is found in most soil, water and rock. The amount of radon in a given area is related to the number of uranium atoms present. Radon can enter homes through the air or through cracks in the foundation.
In high concentrations, radon can cause lung cancer. In 2001, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set a maximum concentration limit for indoor radon of 4 pico curies per cubic meter (pCi/m3). A pCi/m3 is one trillionth of aCurie.
Since then, many states have set stricter limits based on risk assessments that take into account individual exposures and local conditions. For example, Utah has an indoor limit of 10 pCi/m3 while Vermont has a limit of 20 pCi/m3. California has no statewide limit but some municipalities have enacted limits as low as 1 pCi/m3.
Removing radon from your home
Although it’s not always easy, you can reduce your exposure to radon by following these simple tips:
1 Check your home for cracks and openings that might allow air movement and entry into the house; seal any gaps or joints with caulk or silicone caulking.
2 Do not smoke inside – smoking adds to the level of radiation in the air and increases your risk

What Causes Radon Gas to Form?

Radon gas is released when the earth’s crust breaks down and uranium and other radioactive materials are released. Radon can be found in most soils, especially those near water or coal deposits. Radon accumulates over time in buildings, where it can cause lung cancer.

How Can Radon Gas Harm Your Health?

Radon gas is classified as a carcinogen by the World Health Organization and can be harmful to your health if it enters your body through the air, water or soil. Radon gas accumulates in buildings and can seep into the basement and crawlspace, where it can harm your health. Radon gas can cause lung cancer, leukemia and other cancers if breathed in in high doses. If you have doubts about whether your home has high levels of radon, testing is available to determine the level.

What Can You Do To Protect Yourself From Radon?

Radon is a radioactive gas that can seep into your home through the soil or water supply. It’s a leading cause of lung cancer and other health problems in people who are exposed to it. You can take steps to protect yourself from radon by sealing off cracks and crevices in your home, installing an airtight sealer around your water main, and testing your home for radiation levels.


Radon is a radioactive gas that often comes from the ground. In recent years, it has been linked to cancer. Scientists are still trying to figure out how radon causes cancer and what people can do to prevent it. However, by knowing about radon and how it works, people can take steps to protect themselves from this dangerous gas.