Radon Gas

Radon gas is a colorless, odorless gas that builds up inside homes and other buildings after entering the structures from the sediment beneath through the foundation, pipes, drains and other routes of entry or from well water.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as many as 1 in 15 homes has elevated concentrations of radon gas (>4 pCi/L).  Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year, according to EPA’s 2003 Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003), making it the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.

Contrary to common opinion even within the environmental industry, sediment in areas of South Florida do produce radon gas, which may result in dangerous concentrations in occupied indoor areas.

AirQuest is licensed by the State of Florida as a Radon Measurement firm (RB2184).  If you would like to know how much radon gas is present in your home, place of work or other building, please call AirQuest for a proposal and to schedule the testing.

Chemical element symbols of astatine and radon from the periodic table of the elements. Taken from public domain periodic table from nist.gov. Similar images of other elements are available for viewing in the [url=http://www.istockphoto.com/file_search.php?action=file&lightboxID=3827729]Science Elements lightbox[/url].