Radon Testing Services

Certified Asbestos Inspectors in Yorktown Heights, New York

Scientists estimate that radon exposure causes many thousands of lung cancer deaths in the United States each year. The risk of developing lung cancer from radon depends upon the concentration of radon and the length of exposure. The risk of lung cancer is especially high for smokers with homes having elevated radon levels

  • Radon is a radioactive gas which occurs in nature as a result of the radioactive decay of uranium. Uranium is a radioactive element found in certain rocks found deep beneath structures. As the Uranium breaks down it decays into radon. The radon then moves through crevices in the soil and through cracks of a home's foundation and floors. When radon is present it can also seep into a home through dirt floors, floor drains, sumps, and hollow-block walls. Radon concentrations are highest in the lowest levels of a building.
  • Radon breaks down naturally and forms radioactive decay products. When the air is inhaled, the radon decay products can become trapped in the lungs. . As these decay products break down further, they release small bursts of energy which can damage lung tissue and lead to lung cancer.
  • If the initial measurement result is less than 4 pCi/L, there is a relatively low probability that mitigation is necessary. If your initial short-term screening measurement result is 4 pCi/L or higher, you should conduct a follow-up short-term measurement before proceeding with mitigation. Testing takes 48-72 hours while we leave equipment in place at your home. Call us to schedule an appointment.

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