Radon is a naturally occurring, odorless radioactive gas measured in
picocuries per liter (pCi/L) of air. Radon gas from the soil can
enter a home or building through dirt floors, hollow-block walls,
cracks in the foundation floor and walls, and openings around
floor drains, pipes, and sump pumps. The EPA (U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency) recommends that action be taken to reduce radon
levels if the estimated annual average is 4 pCi/L or higher.
Radon gasses are more concentrated in the lower levels of the
home (basements, ground floors, and first floors). Radon problems
have been identified in every state and EPA estimates that one in
15 homes in the United States has an elevated radon level (4 pCi/L
or more). Elevated concentrations of Radon.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is
the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. causing
approximately 21,000 lung cancer related deaths annually.
Radon gas decays into radioactive particles that can get trapped
in your lungs when you breathe. As they break down further, these
particles release small bursts of energy. This can damage lung
tissue and lead to lung cancer over the course of your lifetime.
There is a wide field of applications of Radon measurements from
radon risk assessment to geological survey. Our dedicated range of
products and accessories has been especially designed to fit these
needs and to provide accuracy for short and long-term monitoring
of radon concentration (indoor and outdoor, water and soil gas
analysis), radon surveillance and mitigation at workplaces and
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