Why worry about radon testing? Because Radon gas is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked. On January 13, 2005, Dr. Richard H. Carmona, the U.S. Surgeon General, issued a national health advisory on radon. (EPA, Health Risk of Radon, )
That’s an excellent question. There is really only one way to know for sure if you have elevated levels of Radon Gas in your home, and that is through radon testing.
You need to have your home tested by a qualified, trained professional to know if your family might be at risk. We have provided some helpful information in our articles section to help you understand the dangers of Radon Gas.
1 out of every 3 homes in Utah have dangerous levels of radon gas
The EPA estimates there are 14,000 to 30,000 deaths each year from lung cancer, caused by Radon gas inhalation
Radon is ranked as a Group A carcinogen, along with tobacco smoke and tobacco products. This is the highest ranking for cancer potential
When you are looking for qualified Radon gas inspection companies, it is important to find one who adhears to all the required governmental and EPA requirements.
At Nook & Kranny, we perform our Radon testing in accordance with all EPA , NRPP/AARST requirements. All of our monitors are on the EPA’S approved list for short term testing and are calibrated yearly to meet their standards. We place a monitor in the home for 48 hours, after which time we can then give you the Radon test results. We typically try to set the monitor in the home, 48 hours before the inspection. This allows us to have the test results ready for you at the time of your walk through. Our process for testing for Radon Gas is as follows:
First, a single area is tested, generally inside the return air cavity of the furnace. We collect a small sample, which is then taken to the lab to determine if Methamphetamine substances have been used or made in the property. If contamination exists, there are specific steps you must take to remediate the problem. We can explain this process to you. After the initial sample is submitted, you can expect the results in about 5 business days. If you are in a time crunch, a rush status can be requested for additional fee.