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
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
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.