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Radon (rn)Radon(Rn)

Radon
Radon is an Invisible and ODORLESS RADIOACTIVE GAS, which occurs naturally from decaying uranium underneath the earth's surface. Though you cannot see, smell, or taste Radon, it is there and may be a problem in your home or office. When trapped inside an enclosed space, it can reach dangerous and often deadly levels. Continuous inhalation of Radon Gas damages lung tissue causing lung cancer and long-term exposure may even cause death.

High Levels Of Randon Can Put Your Family At Risk
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Estimates that Radon kills as many as 30,000 people each year. Nearly 1 in 15 homes is estimated to have elevated levels of Radon. Radon Gas is the #1 cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers.

Radon can show up in any home or office. You may have Radon in your home or office even if your neighbor does not.

Smokers Beware!
Cigarette smokers who have Radon concentration of 10pCi/L or higher increase their chance of developing lung cancer by as much as 18 times or 1800%.


Common Radon Entry Points...

Common Radon Entry Points...

• Block Walls

• Slab Joints

• Drains

• Cracks In Floor

• Sump Pump Hole



How Radon Gets Into Homes And Offices

The greatest concentration of Radon is usually found in the lowest level of the homes or offices. This is because Radon is found in the soil and rock beneath the foundation. If you have dirt floors in the basement, cracks in the foundation, or openings from the sump pump hole or drain, Radon is likely to build up quicker and in higher concentrations.

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WITH Home Inspection. $140.00
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Testing
Our professional Radon Tests take approximately 48 hours to complete. When the test results are in an Inspector will call either you or your Real Estate Agent. The results can be mailed, e-mailed, or faxed free of charge.

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Basic Facts About Radon (RN)

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The EPA's Position on Radon...
There is no scientific doubt that Radon gas is a known human lung carcinogen. Prolonged exposure to high levels of Radon gas can cause lung cancer. Millions of homes and buildings contain high levels of radon gas. EPA's efforts are directed at locating the homes with high levels and encouraging remediation of them.

As a means of prevention, EPA and the Office of the Surgeon General recommend that all homes below the third floor be tested for Radon. Because Radon is invisible and odorless, a simple test is the only way to determine if a home has high radon levels.

EPA recommends mitigating homes with high Radon levels and there are straightforward reduction techniques that will work in virtually any home. Most homes won't have a Radon problem, but there is a simple test to find out if you do or don't have high Radon levels in your home.

Sources of Radon...
Earth and rock beneath home, well water; building materials.

Health Effects From Exposure to Radon...
No immediate symptoms. Estimated to contribute to between 7,000 and 30,000 lung cancer deaths each year. Smokers are at higher risk of developing Radon-induced lung cancer. Radon Levels in Homes Based on a national residential radon survey completed in 1991, the average indoor radon level is 1.3 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) in the United States. The average outdoor level is about 0.4 pCi/L.

Steps to Reduce Exposure to Radon...
Test your home for radon - it's easy and inexpensive. Fix your home if your radon level is 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher. Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk, and in many cases may be reduced.

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