Environmental Testing Consultants, LLC
413 N. Black Horse Pike
Runnemede, New Jersey 08078
Phone: (855) 209-1831
The EPA ranks indoor radon among the most serious environmental health problem facing its citizens today. After smoking, it is the second leading cause of long cancer in the United States, causing an estimated fourteen thousand (14,000) lung cancer related deaths per year.
Radon is a naturally occurring gas that migrates into buildings from the surrounding soil. In some cases, well water may be a source of radon. Radon gas decays into radioactive particles that can get trapped in your lungs when you breathe. As these particles break down, they release small bursts of energy. This can damage lung tissue and lead to lung cancer over the course of your lifetime. An individual's risk of getting lung cancer from radon depends mostly on three (3) factors: the level of radon, the duration of exposure, and their smoking habits, including second hand smoke.
EPA recommends that all schools and residences nationwide be tested for radon. Some states have tested all their public schools. High levels have been found in a number of areas across the country. Therefore, it is important that a person be aware that a potential problem may exist in their community.
Short-term radon level above the action level of 4pCi/L (picocuries per liter) is the level at which EPA recommends that action should be taken to reduce the level.
You can't see, taste, or smell radon. In fact, the only way to discover if high levels of radon are present is through testing. Having building/residence tested for radon is something that should you have done. Because as real as the threat of radon is, the good news is that the problem can be solved.
ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING CONSULTANTS
provides Radon Testing which includes:
* A property evaluation and recommendations for a testing approach designed to ensure reliable results
* Discreet initial and follow-up testing performed by certified radon measurement technician
* All testing, instrumentation, records and reports conducted in accordance with EPA RMP Program