What is Radon?
Radon is an odorless, colorless, cancer-causing, radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell, or taste radon. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water, which then gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. When you breathe air-containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. The U.S. Surgeon General Health Advisory states that Indoor radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk.
Radon can also enter your home through well water. Your home can trap radon inside. Radon in your water supply poses an inhalation risk and an ingestion risk. If the radon level is elevated in the air in your home and your water comes from a well, you should also have your water tested.
Any home can have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements.
The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend that you test your home for Radon, as nearly one out of every 15 homes in the United States is estimated to have an elevated radon level (4pCi/L or more).
We test for radon using Active Radon Devices – Continuous Radon Monitors, which continuously measure and record the amount of radon or its decay products in the air. These devices provide a report of this information, which can reveal any unusual or abnormal swings in the radon level during the test period. They are specifically designed to deter and detect test interference, and insure a more reliable result. After testing, the uploaded data is sent directly to Radalink Labs, which reviews the data and puts together a certified, comprehensive, PDF Radon Report that can be emailed directly to you usually within an hour.