Radon testing within the home will identify radon gases – the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers in the United States. That’s according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Radon gas is also the leading cause of unintentional death in the home. That’s according to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).
My own home in St. Joseph tested well above the EPA’s permittable guideline.
STATISTICALLY, YOU ARE 6 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO DIE FROM RADON RELATED CANCERS THAN FROM A HOUSE FIRE. Think about that for a moment!
Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer in smokers. Radon is (to repeat myself) the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers and it is directly linked to houses.
To put it simply, radon comes from the earth, just like uranium and other radiation emitting elements. Radon moves more easily through soft or porous rocks. Things that are porous act like sponges. Sedimentary rock absorbs and allows things to pass through them. Michigan, or at least the Southwestern corner of Michigan sits on a large body of glacial deposits made of gravel, sand, and clay. Radon gas moves easily through the sedimentary rocks of lower Michigan.
Outside – in the open air, the radon gas moves and dissipates into the air. But, put a house over the top of Radon, especially a house with a basement and you may have just created a radon trap defined by the National Research Council as a, “Serious public health problem.”
As a Licensed Certified Professional Home Inspector I use the latest radon testing equipment to deliver accurate radon tests within 48 hours. If you need a radon test within St Joseph, Benton Harbor, New Buffalo, Stevensville, Niles, Paw Paw, Bridgman, Sawyer, Berrien Springs, South Haven or the surrounding areas – call Smart Choice Home Inspection now.
Houses can be a radon trap. It’s easy to test for. It’s a potentially fatal health issue that can be easily mitigated.
Smart Choice Home Inspection uses the latest radon testing equipment and can easily and affordably give you the answers you need to keep safe. Schedule a radon test now. Call: (269) 800-0111.
Radon testing with a Home Inspection starts at $150
Radon testing with no Home Inspection starts at $200