According to the EPA, radon kills over 20,000 people in the U.S. every year. Protect your family and your health with a professional radon test.
What May be Lurking Under Your Home?
Radon is a radioactive gas that cannot be touched, smelled, or seen. Radon is everywhere and there is no way to avoid it. The gas comes from decaying products of soil and rocks in the earth and can enter the air or water in a home through any crack or gap in the slab, crawlspace or basement. While some regional concentrations may historically be more prevalent than others, all homes should be tested for Radon.
THE SILENT KILLER
The EPA has identified Radon to be a carcinogen and has linked it to other lung disease. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, next to smoking. If the level of Radon in the air inside your home is greater than 4.0 pCi/L, you should take action and remediate immediately. The indoor levels of Radon concentration can be unpredictable based on the construction of the home.
What do the Test Results Mean?
Currently, the average indoor level of Radon as tested by measurement professionals in Illinois is around 4.4 pCi/L. The outside air is about 0.07 pCi/L. The EPA believes that any Radon exposure carries some risk, but a proper mitigation system can reduce it to a level of lower than 2.0 pCi/L. A person can lower their risk of lung cancer by keeping their Radon concentration levels down. If your test results were below 4 pCi/L, it is still recommended to re-test for a minimum of 48 hours at least every 2 years.