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Radon Testing

RADON LABORATORY SERVICES

Certified as a Radon Analytical Laboratory (AARST-NRPP ID# 103229AL) and as Residential Measurement Providers (101683RT and 103339RT) by the AARST National Radon Proficiency Program.  State of Indiana certified Radon Measurement Providers (00247 and 00380).

 

Radon Testing

 

Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You can’t see it, smell it or taste it. Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon can be found all over the U.S. and can get into any type of building – homes, offices, and schools – and build up to high levels. You and your family are most likely to get your greatest exposure at home where you spend most of your time.

Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.

Having your home tested is the only way to know if you or your family are at risk from radon. The concentration of radon in the home is measured in picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L). The EPA and the Surgeon General strongly recommend taking further action when the home’s radon test results are 4.0 pCi/L or greater. Radon levels less than 4.0 pCi/L may still pose some health risk, and the EPA recommends that you consider fixing your home if the radon level is between 2.0 and 4.0 pCi/L. The higher a home’s radon level, the greater the health risk to you and your family.

Testing is inexpensive and easy. Micro Air, Inc. has two Indiana State-Certified Residential Measurement Providers and our laboratory is an AARST National Radon Proficiency Program Certified Analytical Laboratory.  Contact us today to schedule a test!


Want more information?

If you are buying or selling a home, the following guide provides practical consumer information...

Home Buyers and Sellers Guide to Radon


If you are a concerned homeowner, the following is a guide to help protect you and your family from radon...

A Citizen’s Guide to Radon


If you are a homeowner that has already tested your home and received a high radon result, the following guide provides practical information about reducing the level in your home...

Consumer’s Guide to Radon Reduction

 

More Radon Information Can be Fount at:

http://www.epa.gov/radon/