What is Radon?
Radon is a gas that occurs naturally outdoors in harmless amounts. It’s produced from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks. It sometimes gets concentrated in homes built on soil with natural uranium deposits. It can enter buildings through cracks in floors or walls, construction joints, or gaps in foundations around pipes, wires or pumps. Radon levels are usually highest in the basement or crawl space.
When someone breathes in radon gas, it goes into their lungs, exposing them to small amounts of radiation. This may damage the cells in the lining of the lungs and increase a person’s risk of lung cancer. The risk is higher in those who have lived for many years in a radon-contaminated house.
Exposure to the combination of radon gas and cigarette smoke creates a greater risk for lung cancer than either factor alone.
Professional Radon Testing
The best way to get an accurate reading or to confirm the radon levels from your own testing is to hire a professional to set up, read and assess the results of their own radon test. There are many factors that can skew results of a DIY test – one of them being user error. A professional tester is trained, certified and well versed in using the right equipment and reading results.
Contact Radon B-Gon for your home radon testing needs
Call or email Rob at (701) 741-4614
Highest Potential: counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) (red zones) more information……
North Dakota Department of Health Reminds Residents to Test for Radon