Radon Testing

The dangers of Radon

Radon is a Carcinogen meaning it is a substance capable of causing cancer in living tissue. As the Radon gas decays, its RDP’S or Radon Decay Products if inhaled readily deposit in the lung tissue where they irradiate sensitive cells in the airways, increasing the risk of cancer. Radon is an odorless, tasteless, and invisible gas produced by the decay of naturally occurring uranium in soil and ground water. It is the second leading cause of cancer after smoking. The EPA estimates that Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States.

How does Radon get into your home?

Radon is a radioactive gas. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up. Sometimes radon enters the home through well water. Any home may have a Radon problem.

You should test for Radon

Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from Radon. The EPA recommends that the problem be addressed if a home’s radon level is 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter ) or more. EPA also recommends schools be tested. You can fix a Radon problem. Radon reduction systems work, and they are not too costly. First, you should hire a Certified and Licensed Radon inspector/tester. We at Sharpeye Property Inspections are certified through Homespection Training Institute and Licensed in the State of Ohio to test for Radon. Lic# RT1330.