Blog: Radon

Are Radon Levels Higher in Winter? You’ll Want to Know

Many people are familiar with the importance of testing for radon, a gas that forms from the radioactive decay of naturally occurring uranium in soil. It is released by seeping through the soil into the atmosphere. We can’t see, smell or taste radon, and if we don’t test for it, we can breathe it for… Read More


What Kind of Radon Reduction System is Best?

What is the best Radon Reduction System for my house? Your house type will affect the kind of radon reduction system that will work best. Houses are generally categorized according to their foundation design. For example: basement, slab-on-grade (concrete poured at ground level), or crawlspace (a shallow unfinished space under the first floor). Some houses… Read More


Your Passive Radon System Isn’t Good Enough

My new home came with a passive radon system. Isn’t that good enough? The short answer: no. The long one: even a perfectly constructed passive radon system will not necessarily reduce radon levels below the EPA’s action level of 4 pCi/l. This doesn’t mean your home wasn’t built well. It just means that the strength… Read More

How is Radon Measured?

You had a radon test done. It came back “high” at 5.0 pCi/L. What? What does that mean? That doesn’t exactly seem high. How is radon measured? Radon is measured in “pico-Curies per liter of air” abbreviated as pCi/L. The radon measurement gets its name from Madame Curie. How is radon measured? A single pCi/L… Read More


Radon & Lung Cancer: What can you do?

Radon & lung cancer. We write about it all of the time. Often times, people wonder HOW exactly radon causes lung cancer. How does radon cause lung cancer? The scientific answer is that radon decays quickly. As it decays, it gives off tiny radioactive particles. When we breath those particles in, they can damage cells… Read More


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