Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. You can’t see or smell radon. Testing is the only way to know your level of exposure. Radon can have a big impact on indoor air quality. According to the Surgeon General Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.
The initial test for radon consists of 2 testing kits being placed in a predetermined location for a minimum a period of 2-7 days. The results are shipped to a laboratory for analysis. If the results fall within the EPA’s “ACTION LEVEL” a long-term test is usually recommended. A 90 day or longer test is performed in a similar manner and results analyzed. Sustained high levels of radon require a radon mitigation contractor for an action plan. (electronic monitors available also)