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RADON TESTING

RADON FACTS

  • Radon is the​​​​​ #1 cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, ​according to EPA estimates.


  • Radon is responsible for about ​​​​​21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. (2,900 never smoked)

  • Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon.​​​​​​

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Idaho Department of Health & Welfare Informational Video on Radon

COMMON QUESTIONS

WHAT IS RADON?

Radon is a colorless and odorless radioactive gas. This gas comes from "the natural decay of uranuim that is found in nearly all soils." This gas is able to make its way into any home "through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your home traps radon inside where it can build up."

IS RADON HARMFUL?

"EPA already has a wealth of scientific data on the relationship between radon exposure and the development of lung cancer."

HOW LONG DOES TESTING TAKE?

Short Term Testing

  • The quickest way to test is with short-term tests. Short-term tests remain in your home for two days to 90 days, depending on the device. “

  • Testing performed during a real estate transaction is for 48 hours. The radon test results will be sent to the client after the equipment is picked up

Long Term Testing

"Long-term tests remain in your home for more than 90 days"

WHAT DO MY RESULTS MEAN?

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CAN'T I JUST BUY A TEST KIT?

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