Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas that is found almost everywhere. You cannot see, smell or taste radon. However, it is in your home, but how much is the concern. The Surgeon General has stated that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today, as many as 20,000 deaths each year. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, you are at an even higher risk of developing lung cancer. Some studies of radon indicate that children may be more sensitive to radon.
If you find it now, before you buy your new home, the current owners will most likely have to rectify the situation or now, in your current home, it can be made safe for you and your family.
We now offer radon testing using a continues radon monitor(CRM) from Radalink. The CRM is more accurate, reliable and provides tamper resistant techniques such as a tilt sensor and a power sensor. Hourly readings of the radon concentration, temperature, relative humidity, and barometric pressure will record any unusual fluctuations resulting from Protocol violations. In other words, it is extremely difficult to compromise the radon test without being caught.
I am certified by the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP). (# 107401 RT)
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