Radon is a radioactive gas resulting from the breakdown of naturally occurring uranium in soil and rock. It is invisible, odorless and tasteless, and can only be detected by specialized tests. Radon enters homes through openings that are in contact with the ground, such as cracks in the foundation, small openings around pipes, and sump pits.
Like other radioactive materials, radon undergoes radioactive decay that forms decay products. These decay products release radioactive energy that damages lung tissue in a way that may lead to lung cancer.
The more radioactive energy you are exposed to, and the longer the exposure, the greater the risk of eventually developing lung cancer. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, resulting in 15,000 to 22,000 deaths per year.
That’s why it’s essential to have your home or business in the Tri-State area checked for radon by a qualified, licensed, and experienced professional.
P.A.C.E. Field Services, Inc. offers radon testing services. As the largest residential testing company in the Evansville, IN area, we take pride in the fact that our customers can trust the results we give them.
Radon levels are measured in picocuries (“pee-co-cure-ees”) per liter of air, often noted as pCi/L. This measurement describes how much radioactivity is in one liter of the air found in a home. There is no known safe level of exposure to radon since lung cancer can result from low exposures; however, exposure at the EPA Action Level of 4 pCi/L or higher poses a significant health risk. The EPA and U.S. Surgeon General strongly recommend fixing your home (radon mitigation) if you test at 4 pCi/L or higher.
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