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Radon Fast Facts

There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding Radon. We would like to present some Radon Fast Facts to help “clear the air”: Radon Fast Fact #1: Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil & rock. Radon Fast Fact #2: You cannot see, taste, or smell… Read More

Detect Radon in Your Home

Whether it’s entering a structure through the foundation or through the water supply, you can easily detect radon and monitor using two different testing methods. The most commonly used method is passive radon monitoring. Passive monitors are placed in an area of a structure for a set period of time and then sealed and sent… Read More

Radon Health Risks

Many people do not believe there are radon health risks. This is mostly because, like other environmental pollutants, there is some uncertainty about the magnitude of radon health risks. However, unlike other pollutants, we know more about radon health risks than most other cancer-causing substances. There have been studies done on cancers in humans (underground… Read More

Home Buyers: The Radon Basics

What is Radon? The Radon Basics Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas found in soil and rock. It seeps into homes through cracks in the foundation, walls, and joints. In some parts of the country, groundwater can be a major source of radon. All homes should be tested for radon. Among non-smokers, radon is… Read More

The Cost of Radon Reduction Systems

Many things can affect the cost of a radon reduction system, causing it to vary according to the home’s design, size, foundation, construction materials and the local climate. Radon reduction systems average costs nationally are $1,200 with a range from $800 to $2500 common depending on house and market conditions. Fan warranties are typically 5… Read More

Choosing a Radon Specialist

In Illinois, both radon testers and radon mitigators are required to complete an approved training course and pass a written exam to become licensed. Since Illinois requires certification, make sure the company you hire has been properly trained and certified. Choose a radon specialist like you would a teacher, lawyer or doctor. You want the… Read More

Radon is Radioactive

People often do not understand how Radon causes lung cancer. Today, we will explain how & why Radon causes cancer. Radon is a radioactive element. All radioactive elements break down (radioactive decay) over time through a process measured in half-lives. As these elements break down, they actually create entirely new elements, each with its own… Read More

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