Radon is a cancer causing radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless and tasteless. Radon can enter a building through various points-of-entry such as cracks/holes in the foundation and certain building materials. Roughly, 68% of our exposure to natural sources of radiation usually come from radon. According to the Surgeon General of the United States, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer within the USA. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the American Lung Association agree that long term exposure to elevated levels of radon pose a significant health risk to you. Since radon is colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas, the only way to determine if radon is entering your home is by testing. Environmental Analytics can provide accurate, timely, and cost-effective analysis of your home or office to determine radon levels, and solutions to mitigate or reduce concentrations, if necessary.
Visit EPA’s website for more information: http://www.epa.gov/radon/