Radon is an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas produced by the decay of naturally occurring uranium in soil and water. Radon is a form of ionizing radiation and a proven carcinogen. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind cigarette smoking. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Lung cancer is the only known effect on human health from exposure to radon in air. Visit our Contact Us page to set an appointment to have your home accurately tested.
Radon is found in all buildings (homes, schools, private and public businesses, etc.) because the pressure differential draws radon gas and other soil gasses up from the ground beneath. Radon is found in every type of home in every state and many countries around the world. Radon can be properly mitigated from any dwelling. Radon Shield is committed to serving the greater Roanoke area in radon measurement, mitigation, and general awareness.
The EPA recommends homes and commercial properties be mitigated if the radon level is 4 pCi/L (picocuries per liter) or more. Because there is no known safe level of exposure to radon, the EPA also recommends that you consider fixing your home if radon levels are between 2 pCi/L and 4 pCi/L. The average radon concentration in the indoor air of America's homes is about 1.3 pCi/L. The EPA recommends that you have your home tested every two years by a certified licensed professional. Radon Shield takes your health seriously and encourages annual testing and or system inspections. Please visit http://www.epa.gov/radon for more information.