|Safety Siren Radon Gas Detector & Radon Monitor|
Why should you test for Radon Gas?
Visit our information links to learn details of the Radon Gas hazard.
But the bottom line is:
The US Surgeon General identified Radon as the second leading cause of lung cancer.
The EPA estimated that Radon is responsible for over 25,000 cancer deaths annually,
10 times greater than from Carbon Monoxide.
Radon is a natural radioactive gas formed by uranium decaying in soil, rock, and
water. It is tasteless, odorless and invisible. Radon levels outdoors are typically
about 0.4pCi/L. Indoor levels above 4.0 pCi/L are considered a health threat over
the long term, that may result in lung cancer.
Buildings can have higher radon levels than the outdoors because of the vacuum effect
a building has on the ground on which it sits. Air pressure inside homes is usually
lower than air pressure in the soil around a home's foundation. So air is drawn
from the soil beneath a slab or through basement walls and floor via cracks and
mixes with air within the home. Over time, radon gas can accumulate to dangerous
levels within your home.
Radon levels fluctuate depending upon factors such as opening and closing windows
and doors to variations in outgassing of radon from the ground.
Radon gas levels in a home can vary on a daily basis between safe and hazardous,
cancer causing levels. Continuous radon testing with an electronic radon detector
allows you to note the variances.
- IMPORTANT: For Radon levels greater than 4.0 pCi/L take action. Contact a certified
Radon Mitigation specialist (often found under Radon Mitigation in the Yellow Pages)
or contact your State's Radon Expert for help with mitigation. State contacts
can be found via our Links Page.