Radon Measurement Testing
Radon is a radioactive gas found in homes in all 50 states which results in 15,000 to 22,000 deaths per year and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon enters a home via openings at the ground such as cracks in the foundation and sump pits. Radon is found at varying levels in homes throughout New Jersey and it may be a problem in your home.
Naturally occurring from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rock, radon is invisible, odorless and tasteless, and can only be detected by specialized tests. Radon and radon decay products release radioactive energy which damage lung tissue. The higher the level of radon and the longer the exposure period, the greater your risk of developing lung cancer. Lung damage caused by living in a home with a radon exposure level of 10pCi/L is the equivalent of smoking a pack of cigarettes per day. The DEP and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) both recommend mitigation if a home test results indicate radon levels of 4.0 pCi/L of radon or more.
Fortunately, testing the level of radon exposure in your home is simple, quick, and affordable.The health and safety of your family is our priority, which is why HomeSafe Inspections partners with the laboratories at RTCA and AccuStar to provide trusted radon measurement lab results in the shortest time possible.