RADON CONSULTING

20,000 people die every year in the United States, according to the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, due to lung cancer from exposure to radon in their homes. Radon is also the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. The EPA, the Surgeon General, and many other health organizations recommend that all homes be tested for radon and that high levels be fixed. The science on radon is among the strongest for any environmental contaminant. Earth offers a very easy and economical testing service. Earth’s radon-testing protocol follows the existing Federal and State radon-testing guidelines.
 


What is Radon?

Radon is an extremely toxic, radioactive, odorless, and invisible gas, which occurs naturally from decaying uranium underneath the earth’s surface. There is no debate about radon being a lung carcinogen in humans. Radon gas rises through the soil and seeps through cracks, holes and drain pipes in the foundation or basement of your home and office. 1 out of every 15 homes in the USA has high levels of radon gas.
 


If I suspect a radon problem, what should I do?

Radon testing is the only way to knowif your house has filtration of radon gas and radon concentration. The test is easy and economical.
 


How can I fix an identified high concentration of radon in my house?

ou should install a radon reduction system in the building. In selecting a radon reduction method for your home, you and your contractor should consider several things, including: how high your initial radon level is, the cost of installation and system operation, your house size and your foundation type. There are several methods that a contractor can use to lower radon levels in your home. Some techniques prevent radon from entering your home while others reduce radon levels after it has entered.
 


How Earth can help you

Earth can perform a radon test in your house, Earth can interpret the analytical results and can give you some recommendations. Also Earth can manage the remediation project to guarantee successful completion of the project.