What is radon?
It's a naturally-occurring radioactive gas. It's inert, colorless and odorless - and can cause lung cancer. Radon-related lung cancer kills more than 20,000 people in the U.S. every year and that's why a radon test is important. One in seven homes in Vermont have elevated levels of radon.
What are some factors that can contribute to the radon in my home?
- Both the concentration of radon in the soil, as well as the permeability of that soil, under your home can change the levels.
- How your home was constructed and the type of structure your home is play a role.
- The home's heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems can affect the levels, as well as their type, operation, and maintenance history.
Length of test?
Because radon levels can fluctuate, we place our radon air vials over 48 to 96 hours to get an accurate, average radon level reading.
If you have more questions, please call us at (802) 732-8068.
Once the test is complete, the radon vials are hand delivered to Nelson Analytical Labs for accurate testing. Once we receive your results we will immediately email them to you.