Due to modern construction techniques, buildings are often well-insulated, and windows are frequently kept closed. Unfortunately, this can result in the accumulation of radon gas inside the building, reaching levels that surpass our DNA repair system's ability to maintain the health of our cells.
Radon in Basements
In buildings, radon levels typically peak on the lower floors, particularly in basements, as their foundations are in direct contact with the soil, which serves as the primary entry point for radon.
Foundation and Weather Effects
Radon gases infiltrate buildings by seeping through the Earth's crust. As a result, they can enter workplaces through various pathways such as cracks, wires, pipes, or any underground openings. The amount of radon gas entering a building through the foundation can be influenced by changes in weather conditions, which may either increase or decrease its influx.