Radon Measurement Services
Exposure to radon in the home is responsible for an estimated 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year. Radon is a health hazard with a simple solution.
This is why we strongly recommend that you tell us you want your prospective home tested for radon.
Here is a warning issued by the U.S. Surgeon's Office:
U.S. Surgeon General Health Advisory
"Indoor radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country. It's important to know that this threat is completely preventable. Radon can be detected with a simple test and fixed through well-established venting techniques." January 2005
Radon is a colorless, tasteless, odorless and possibly deadly gas. This gas is derived by the breakdown of uranium. It then turns to radium and then final phase of radon. Radon is composed of alpha and beta atoms that are known to cause lung cancer.
All these can be accounted for with our (CRM) continuous radon monitors. Generally, we use one monitor per measurement but occasionally we need multiple monitors for other foundation areas. Are fees are based on location delivery not how many monitors we use.
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. That is where you spend most of your time.
Nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the United States is estimated to have an elevated radon level (4 pCi/L or more). Elevated levels of radon gas have been found in homes in our state.
Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon.
You cannot predict radon levels based on state, local, and neighborhood radon measurements. Do not rely on radon test results taken in other homes in the neighborhood to estimate the radon level in your home. Homes which are next to each other can have different radon levels. Testing is the only way to find out what your home's radon level is.
There is a discount for inspection with radon. Please ask about it.
Here is a 2008 Radon Report for the Chicago area: Click here for the PDF