Radon

Measurements

Measurements

Measurements will determine the of radon in the home, and its suspected sources of entry.

HISTORY

Is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless, and tasteless. It is produced as a result of the natural decay of Radium & Uranium in soil, rock, and water. Uranium is common and it is a misconception that certain areas of the US are not at risk for radon.u In fact, high levels have been reported in every state.

HEALTH EFFECTS

Breathing radon can increase your risk of lung cancer. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among people who do not smoke. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer for people who do-next to tabacco consumption.EPA estimates that radon causes more than 20,000 deaths from lung cancer each year in the U.S. If you smoke and your home has a high radon level, your risk of lung cancer can increase even more. Levels can vary from home to home. Even home next door to each other

Every home should be tested before, or soon after, you move in. Even homes built with radon-resistant construction features should be tested. If high radon levels are found, it is easier and costs less to reduce radon levels in homes that are built radon-resistant. Contact SEINC for Radon concerns Please see our references and resources section for more information

References & Resources

Resources