CERTIFIED MICHIGAN RADON TESTING SERVICES
CERTIFIED RADON INSPECTOR
CERTIFIED RADON MONITORS
Why Should You Have Your Home Tested For Radon?
Radon is an odorless and invisible gas, which can reach high concentrations in the indoor air we breathe in our home. It is the second leading cause to lung cancer, and has drawn attention from national organizations such as EPA, NRSB, and NEHA. Radon is a potentially dangerous indoor air pollutant. The first step in saving you and your family members from this hidden killer is to get your house tested for Radon Gas.
Where Do These Gases Come From?
Radon gases is continually released by uranium-bearing rocks and soil as the uranium undergoes natural radioactive decay. The gas moves through the soil freely because it is chemically non-reactive and does not combine with other materials. When radon gas reaches the outdoor air, it is quickly diluted to low concentrations. However, radon can accumulate under the slabs foundations of buildings and can easily enter through cracks and openings, sometimes causing high indoor concentrations.
Radon decays into other radioactive elements (which are solid particles) often referred to as radon decay products or radon progeny. When radon progeny are inhaled, they can lodge in the lungs and deliver radiation doses to sensitive lung tissue as the progeny continue to decay.
TESTING PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS
(Testing must use a Closed Window Condition)
1. Closed window conditions should begin 12 hours prior to (all windows, upstairs and down) and during test period. (48 Hour Minimum)
2. Heating and Air conditioning systems that recycle interior air may be operated, with the fan on auto.
3. No house fans or fireplaces should be operated.
4. Ceiling fans, portable dehumidifiers, portable air filters and window Air conditioners shall be operated within 20 feet of detector.
5. DO NOT TOUCH, COVER, MOVE OR ALTER the performance of the Radon Detector(s) or Noninterference CONTROLS.
TAMPERING with Radon measurements is prohibited by Law and may result in Civil Penalties.
EPA INFORMATION LINKS:
EPA Home Page = www.epa.gov/radon/
Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide = www.epa.gov/radon/pubs/hmbyguid.html
Publications and Resources = www.epa.gov/radon/pubs/
A Citizens Guide To Radon = www.epa.gov/radon/pubs/citguide.html
Check out EPAs Informative Video on Radon: HERE