Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer in the US. It is critical to protect yourself and your family from the potential harm of radon gas. We offer both passive and active tests with a quick turnaround time on results. We also offer Radon in Water Testing as well.
Radon testing is the process of measuring the level of radon gas in a building or indoor space. Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless radioactive gas that is naturally occurring and can seep into buildings through cracks and gaps in the foundation or walls. Long-term exposure to high levels of radon gas can increase the risk of lung cancer.
Radon testing is typically conducted using a passive or active monitoring device. Passive devices are simple and inexpensive and include charcoal canisters or alpha track detectors. These devices are placed in the indoor space to be tested for a specified period, typically 2-7 days, and then sent to a laboratory for analysis.
Active monitoring devices, such as continuous radon monitors, provide real-time results and can be more expensive. These devices are typically used by trained professionals and are more accurate than passive devices. They can also provide additional information about the radon levels over time, including fluctuations in levels that may occur due to changes in ventilation or weather conditions.
The results of a radon test are typically reported in picocuries per liter (pCi/L), which is a measure of the concentration of radon gas in the air. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that action be taken to mitigate radon levels if they exceed 4 pCi/L.
Overall, radon testing is an important step in ensuring the safety and health of indoor environments, particularly in areas with high levels of naturally occurring radon gas. It is important to conduct regular testing to identify any potential risks and take appropriate action to mitigate any elevated levels of radon gas.