- Detects Radon in Water Supply at Home, Workplace
- Radon is the Second Leading Cause of Lung Cancer in USA (EPA)
- Highly Recommended if Water Supply Comes from Wells
- EPA Proficient Results
- Results Available Within 2 Weeks After Sample is Received ($30.00 Lab Fee Required to Process Detectors)
- Pre-Paid Sample Return Shipping is Included
Radon is odorless and invisible radioactive gas. It occurs naturally from decaying Uranium beneath earth’s surface. It rises through the soil and seeps in through the cracks, holes and drain pipes situated in the foundation or basements of various residential and commercial properties. This means Radon is present in your home or office but goes undetected as you can’t see, smell or taste the gas.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 1 in every 15 homes in the USA has high levels of Radon.
- What can Radon do to you?
Since Radon occurs naturally from Uranium, it contains radioactive particles. Every time you inhale the gas, the particles get trapped in your lungs. When they break down, the particles release radiation, which leads to damaged or destroyed lung tissue. In long term, this can lead to lung cancer or even death in extreme cases.
You can use our Radon Test Kit for testing radon gas in your home water supply.
Radon is a radioactive gaseous element formed by the disintegration of radium which occurs naturally especially in areas over granite and considered as one of the major causes of lung cancer. The worst part is that that we can neither see, nor smell or taste this gas. It is present in almost all types of soils and can get into any type of building - homes, offices, and schools - and result in a high indoor radon level. The amount of radon in the air is measured in "picoCuries per liter of air," or "pCi/L." Sometimes test results are expressed in Working Levels (WL) rather than picoCuries per liter. There are many types of low-cost self-help radon testing kits available through online stores and other retail outlets. These kits can test presence of radon in both, gas and water. It is advisable to perform at least two short-term radon tests to get a fair idea of approximate radon levels in your home so that a further reduction strategy can be devised.
- Am I at risk of Radon exposure?
It is estimated that radon kills between 5,000 and 30,000 people each year. Nearly 1 in 15 homes are estimated to have elevated levels of radon. Radon gas is the #1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Radon can show up in any home or office. You may have radon in your home or office even if your neighbor does not. The risk of developing lung cancer from Radon exposure can increase depending on:#*the level of radon in your home or office; *the amount of time you have spent exposed to radon; *whether you are a smoker or have ever been exposed to tobacco smoke.