Radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer, is a radioactive gas emitted from the ground that may seep into the home.
- If you are buying a home or selling your home, have it tested for radon.
- For a new home, ask if radon-resistant construction features were used and if the home has been tested.
- Fix the home if the radon level is 4 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher.
- Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk, and in many cases, may be reduced.
- Take steps to prevent device interference when conducting a radon test
EPA estimates that radon causes approximately 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year.Radon is a Radioactive Gas that Causes Cancer
You cannot see, smell, or taste radon but it may still be a serious problem in a home. Breathing air containing radon increases the risk of getting lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General of the United States has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.Test for Radon
Testing is the only way to find out your home's radon levels. EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon. Our inspectors are trained and licensed in testing for radon. It is essential for both buyers and sellers to test for radon before making a transaction.
For more information about Radon Testing, call: (646) 665-4399