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The test includes the placement of two E-perm devices, retrieval, and analysis. The report is available at the end of the screening test. LHI Building Services, LLC is one a select few home inspection companies in the state certified as a testing facility. This allows us the capability to turn around test results quicker with better quality control.

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LHI Building Services is certified as a licensed Radon measurement firm, the highest level of certification. All testing is done by licensed radon technicians.

What is Radon

Radon Testing Services
Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible, odorless gas that comes from deposits of uranium in soil, rock, and water. It is harmlessly dispersed in outdoor air, but when trapped in buildings, can be harmful, especially at elevated levels. Radon is a radioactive decay product of radium, which is itself a decay product of uranium. Uranium and radium are both common elements in soil.

Can My House be Fixed if it has Elevated Radon Levels

Radon Reduction
A variety of methods can be used to reduce radon in homes. Sealing cracks and other openings in the foundation is a basic part of most approaches to radon reduction; however, sealing by itself may not be sufficient to reduce radon levels consistently. In other instances, depressurization systems employing pipe vents (natural-draft and/or fans) may be applied. Other options may be available base on your home's construction and level of reduction required.

How is Radon Measured

Radon is measured in picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L), a measurement of radioactivity. The U.S. EPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that homes with radon levels 4.0 pCi/L, or greater, be fixed.

What are the Health Effects of Radon

Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. Radon can be inhaled into the lungs, where it undergoes radioactive decay. As it decays, radon releases tiny bursts of energy called alpha particles, which can harm sensitive lung tissue by damaging the DNA. This damaged DNA can lead to lung cancer.

Is There Proof that Radon is a Serious Health Problem

The science on radon has been formidable over the years, but never before has been such overwhelming scientific consensus that exposure to elevated levels of radon causes lung cancer in humans. In February of 1998, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) presented the findings of their Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR) VI Report: "The Health Effects of Exposure to Indoor Radon." This new report by NAS is the most definitive accumulation of scientific data on indoor radon. The report confirms that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. and that it is a serious public health problem. The study fully supports the U.S. EPA estimates stating that radon causes between 15,000 and 22,000 lung cancer deaths per year.

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