Radon in Homes
Radon is an invisible, odorless gas that is a natural radioactive decay product of uranium, a common element in soil and rocks. Radon gas is considered harmless when dispersed in outdoor air but can be a serious health hazard when trapped in buildings.
Radon gas can seep into a home from the soil through dirt crawlspaces, cracks in the foundation and walls, floor drains, pipes and sump pumps. Radon can enter any home, old or new, even those with no visible cracks. Each building is unique, and the ground beneath it is also unique. Two houses side-by-side can have totally different radon levels. The only way to know what the radon levels are inside your home is to measure them.
Radon also can enter a home through the well water. If your water contains high levels of radon, the radon gas escapes into the household air when the water is running. The EPA says, “The radon in your water supply poses an inhalation risk and an ingestion risk. Research has shown that your risk of lung cancer from breathing radon in air is much larger than your risk of stomach cancer from swallowing water with radon in it.”
RadStar RS800 - Cost of a Radon test using the monitor is 150.00
Continuous Radon Monitor
Introducing the new generation of electronic radon monitors!
Internal memory to retain data
Extended battery life
3 selectable time-delay options
Sensors for measuring relative humidity and temperature
Software CD for downloading to your laptop or desktop PC
RS800 CONTINUOUS RADON MONITOR
Accurate and Reliable
Continuous measurement of radon gas - Provides hourly and average readings
Internal memory to retain data - Unaffected by power shutdown
Accurate measurement in a wide range of temperatures and relative humidity
Sensors to measure relative humidity and temperature
Nominal sensitivity: 0.4 cpm/pCi/L - One of the most sensitive CRMs available
Ionization chamber detector
Fieldworthy, sturdy construction
No moving parts - No pumps or filters to maintain or replace
Easy to Use
Easy tripod attachment
Serial port for onsite printing
(to optional printer) or computer download
Instrument motion sensor
Traditional testing methods for Radon in Air and Water
Basic Radon in air test requires minimum 48hrs exposure time. Once mailed to the lab in the pre-paid box. The lab will usually have results with in 48 hours of receiving the test kit. You can get results online or call a 1-800 # . Cost of the kit is 75.00
Radon in water is again taken and then mailed in prepaid box. The lab will have the results usually with in 48 hours of receiving the test kit. Results can be found online or by calling the 1-800 #. Cost for the test is 75.00
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a Sample Radstar Report. Make sure you look at all three tabs in the excel file.
Links to Radon Information