Blog: Radon

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


5 Causes of Lung Cancer (in non smokers)

While cigarette smoking is an undisputed cause of lung cancer, not all cases of lung cancer occur in smokers or former smokers. Each year, over 170,000 Americans develop lung cancer, and approximately ten per cent of lung cancers, or 17,000 cases, occur in non-smokers. Although not every non-smoker suffering from lung cancer will have an… 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

Solve Your Radon Problem Today

You think you have a radon problem, now what? The first thing you should do if you suspect a radon problem is to test your home. Your reading will tell you what your next steps should be.     Low Radon Level Although the EPA states that “no level of radon is safe”, technically radon readings… 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


January is Radon Action Month

January is Radon Action Month January is Radon Action Month. It’s the perfect time to take action against radon in your home & keep your family safe. We’ve put together a list of ideas you can use to bring awareness to radon this Radon Action Month. Check your home for radon. The first thing you… Read More


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