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Radon Testing and Consultation

Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas released in rock, soil, and water from the natural decay of uranium. While levels in outdoor air pose a relatively low threat to human health, radon can accumulate to dangerous levels inside buildings. You can't see, smell, or taste it, but an elevated radon level in your home may be affecting the health of your family. Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and the number one cause among non-smokers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that radon causes more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths in the country each year. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke and your home has radon, your risk of lung cancer may be higher.

Radon is found all over the United States. Radon has been found in elevated levels in homes in every state. No area of the country is free from risk. Indeed, two homes right next to each other can have vastly different radon levels. Just because your neighbor's house does not have an elevated level of radon does not mean that your house will have a low radon level. The only way to know if your home's radon level is under the EPA action level of 4 picoCuries per liter of air is to test.

You should test for radon. The U.S. Surgeon General recommends that all homes in the U.S. be tested for radon. If your house has a radon problem, you can take steps to fix it to protect yourself and your family.

Helix Environmental, Inc. has been performing radon testing since 1988. We use state of the art calibrated radon monitors that provides written results within hours, instead of days or weeks using other do-it-yourself methods. To eliminate any potential conflict of interest, Helix Environmental, Inc. only performs radon testing and does not provide radon mitigation services.

Call us at (937) 226-0650 to schedule a radon test.

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