Radon gas is a carcinogen which causes lung cancer. The US EPA has put it plainly, stating, “Any radon exposure has some risk of causing lung cancer. The lower the radon level in your home, the lower your family’s risk of lung cancer.” The average person receives a higher dose of radiation from the radon levels in their home than from their combined exposure to all other radiation sources, natural or man-made.
Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked. Any home can have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes and homes with or without basements. In fact, you and your family are most likely to get your greatest radiation exposure at home since home is where you spend most of your time.
Veteran Inspections & Services Radon testing equipment is extremely sensitive and accurate. Our equipment is classified as a Continuous Radon Monitor (CRM) testing device, is US EPA verified, NEHA-NRPP listed and evaluated, and approved by the NRSB for use in real estate transaction testing. We place our Continuous Radon Monitor equipment in the home where it will begin collecting air samples every hour for the next 48-hours. Upon completion of the test we provide our clients with a comprehensive report.
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