Radon Gas

Radon is a cancer-causing naturally occurring radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell or taste.  Its presence in your home can pose a danger to your family's health.  Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America claiming about 20,000 lives annually.  Air pressure inside a home is usually lower than air pressure in the soil around the home's foundation. Because of this difference in pressure, the house acts like a vacuum, drawing radon in through foundation cracks and other openings.

More and more, home buyers and renters are asking about radon levels before they buy or rent a home. Because real estate sales happen quickly, there is often little time to deal with radon and other issues. The best thing to do is to test for radon NOW and save the results in case the buyer is interested in them. Fix a problem if it exists so it won't complicate your home sale.

To test for Radon, an Eperm Dosimeter Ion Chamber test unit collects air samples over a 48 hour period, then the Radon level is determined by an independent lab.

Turn around time is 3 business days                       $150.00

For Further Information:

Radon Information Video (Click here)

  • State Radon Contacts - Up-to-date phone information about how to contact

  • your state radon office is available at www.epa.gov/radon/whereyoulive.html

  •  just click on your state.
     

  • EPA Radon Web site- EPA's radon Web site - www.epa.gov/radon - includes links

  • to publications, hotlines, private proficiency programs and more.
     

  • EPA Regional and State Offices - Check out www.epa.gov/radon/whereyoulive.html

  •  for a listing of your local contact information just click on your state.

  • Publications - Most EPA radon publications are available free at www.epa.gov/radon/pubs.
     

  • Hotlines
     

    • 1-800-SOS-RADON (767-7236)
      Operated by Kansas State University in partnership with EPA. Order radon test kits by phone.

       

    • 1-800-426-4791
      Safe Drinking Water Hotline, privately operated under contract to EPA. For general information on drinking water, radon in water, testing and treatment, and radon drinking water standards.

U.S. Surgeon General Health Advisory

"Indoor radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country. It's important to know that this threat is completely preventable. Radon can be detected with a simple test and fixed through well-established venting techniques. January 2005.