Radon is a radioactive gas that is produced by the decay of the element radium which emanates from rocks and soils and tends to concentrate in enclosed spaces like our homes. Soil gas infiltration is recognized as the most important source of residential radon. Other sources, including building materials and water extracted from wells, are of less importance in most circumstances.
Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer in the world among non-smokers*
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the world
Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year
How long does radon testing take?
We install the Radon test either before or during the home inspection. The test takes 48 – 72 hours to complete, it is then picked up and sent to the lab for analysis.
For more information about Radon, please see our resource page.