The primary advantage of radon mitigation is the significant reduction in the risk of developing lung cancer, ensuring a safer environment within the building. The EPA consumer guide recommends maintaining radon levels below 4 pCi/L, with an ideal target of around 2 pCi/L. This substantial decrease in radon exposure greatly diminishes the associated risk factors.
Furthermore, the implementation of a radon mitigation system brings about notable improvements in air quality and various environmental factors. A fan-based radon mitigation system effectively filters out moist air and humidity originating from the soil beneath the building. An active system can extract a considerable amount of water, approximately half a gallon, from the soil beneath a slab foundation.
By reducing humidity levels and introducing fresh air, overall health is enhanced. The mitigation system's ability to minimize radon and moisture in the air contributes to a decrease in health issues such as asthma, allergies, and lung infections.
Additionally, radon mitigation systems play a role in improving the stability of the home and can be more cost-effective when installed as part of the initial construction process.