Real Estate Services
Huntsville, Alabama 35801
E-mail: Jim Robinson
Radon gas is the Number 1 Cause of Lung Cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA . Survival beyond 5 years is only 15% per medical authorities.
The danger to our health regarding exposure to Radon Gas in our homes is surging to the forefront in real estate transactions all over the nation. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has exhausted numerous resources toward notifing the public regarding the seriousness of the risk Radon Gas poses to our families and loved ones.
Radon Is a Cancer-Causing, Radioactive Gas
You cannot see, smell, or taste radon. But it still may be a problem in your home. When you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General of the United States has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.
If you are testing in a real estate transaction and you need results quickly, any of the following three options for short-term Tests are acceptable in determining whether the home should be fixed. Any real estate test for radon should include steps to prevent or detect interference with the test device.
When Choosing a Short-Term Testing Option...
There are trade-offs among the short-term testing options. Two tests taken at the same time (simultaneous) would improve the precision of this radon test. One test followed by another test (sequential) would most likely give a better representation of the seasonal average. Both active and passive devices may have features which help to prevent test interference. Ask your Certified Radon Test Measurement Provider what they use.