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Radon & Air Testing

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer.
You can’t see or smell radon. Testing is the only way to know your level of exposure.  Radon can have a big impact on indoor air quality.

Scientists estimate that 15,000 to 22,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States each year are related to radon.

What does EPA recommend?

  • A house should be checked for radon gas every two years even if a mitigation system is present.

  • If you are buying a home or selling your home, have it tested for radon.

  • For a new home, ask if radon-resistant construction features were used and if the home has been tested.

  • Fix the home if the radon level is 4 (pCi/L) or higher.

  • Radon levels less than 4 (pCi/L) still pose a risk, and in many cases, may be reduced.

  • Take steps to prevent device interference when conducting a radon test.

John A. Raber & Associates offer Radon Testing. Give us a call at 815-344-4020.

More info: EPA’s Citizens Guide to Radon and Citizens for Radioactive Radon Reduction