Certified Environmental Consultant Providing Radon Testing Solutions
Radon is an odorless radioactive gas that’s a byproduct of uranium. A major health hazard, radon exposure can cause a variety of serious health conditions, including lung cancer.
Although radon is no longer as much of a risk in modern workplaces as it has been historically, it remains a serious threat to health and well-being. This makes testing for radon an important aspect of workplace and home health and safety.
We offer radon testing for homes and businesses interested in ensuring they’re free of radon-related health risks, as part of our comprehensive environmental services.
What are the health effects of radon?
As a colorless, tasteless and odorless gas, radon can exist in environments without any human knowledge of its presence. Radon has been found in business buildings and homes across the United States, often in dangerous quantities.
Most of the time, radon is present in homes as a byproduct of soil degradation. As the uranium in soil and ground rocks breaks down, it can enter into buildings and become a serious health risk.
Radon is a carcinogen with potentially serious health effects. Exposure to radon in the home or workplace could lead to the development of lung cancer. Miners in the 1950s often developed lung cancer from exposure to radon while in the mines.
Although the risk of developing lung cancer as a risk of radon exposure is far lower for miners than it was 60 years ago due to improved ventilation and stricter safety standards in the workplace, it’s still essential to ensure your building is radon-free.
Is radon a health risk in your building?
Radon most commonly enters buildings through soil. As a gas, radon can travel from soil into a home or building as uranium in the soil breaks down. Over time, radon is capable of significantly increasing the risk of lung cancer for building inhabitants.
Although radon is slowed by building foundations and thick concrete flooring, it can enter into many buildings through cracks in concrete and other materials, as well as through contaminated water.
There are strict exposure limits for radon in indoor environments, making it vital for your business to make sure it’s free of radon-related health risks and fully compliant with the environmental standards regarding radon levels.
Our radon testing services
We offer radon testing services for homes and commercial buildings. Our certified team can measure radon levels inside your building via air sampling and a range of other methods to determine if its radon levels are within a safe level.
As an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas, radon is a serious environmental hazard that’s impossible to detect naturally. If it’s present, our experienced team can quickly detect radon in your workplace and provide recommendations for its removal.
Contact us to learn more
Are you concerned about radon in your home or workplace? Radon can be a serious health risk, particularly if your home or workplace has elevated levels due to soil or water contamination.
Our experienced team can carry out a full radon test in your building to calculate its radon levels and provide expert support. Contact us for more information about our radon testing services or to schedule an appointment for your home or workplace.