Radon is a gas produced by the radioactive decay of the element radium. Radioactive decay is a natural, spontaneous process in which an atom of one element decays or breaks down to form another element by losing atomic particles (protons, neutrons, or electrons). When solid radium decays to form radon gas, it loses two protons and two neutrons. These two protons and two neutrons are called an alpha particle, which is a type of radiation. Elements that produce radiation are referred to as radioactive. Radon itself is radioactive because it also decays, losing an alpha particle and forming the element polonium.

Radon gas can’t be seen or smelled but it is present in every home due to the radioactive elements present in the soil in the home’s foundation. Our Radon Gas Inspect will determine if the radon gas present in a home exceeds action level according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Radon is a worldwide health risk in homes. Most radon-induced lung cancers occur from low and medium dose exposures in people's homes. Radon is the second most important cause of lung cancer after smoking in many countries.

For more information about Radon gas click on the link below. https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/radiation/brochure/profile_radon.htm.


24 December 2018


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