Radon is a colorless and odorless naturally occurring radioactive gas that is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water in the earth's crust.
Radon enters through your basement, crawl space or concrete slab foundation, and collects in the home.
Radon is the #1 natural cause of lung cancer, 2nd only to smoking, overall.
Smokers are at much greater risk of radon induced lung cancer.
Radon is a Class A carcinogen.
There are no immediate symptoms of exposure.
You can't see, smell, or taste Radon.
Alpha radiation is released as the gas decays.
You cannot estimate Radon levels based upon a homes age, location, design, or test results from a neighboring home.
Roughly 1 in 5 Missouri homes have elevated levels.
Amounts of Radon entering (and held) in your home will vary over time, which is why we would perform a 2-day (mostly) closed house test, w/ averaged results and report including any recommendations.