Radon Measurement Services
schools/health care facilities. We utilize the following short term testing devices on a routine basis:
- Continouse monitor
- Charcoal canisters
- Alpha track
- Electret ion chamber
- Charcoal liquid scintillation
levels tend to vary from day to day and season to season, a short-term test is less likely than a long-term test to tell you your
year-round average radon level. If you need results quickly, however, a short-term test followed by a second short-term test may be
used to decide whether to mitigate.
detectors are commonly used for this type of testing. A long-term test will give you a reading that is more likely to tell you your
home’s year-round average radon level than a short-term test.
the type of testing to your situation. Following testing, we will supply you a test report consistant with the reporting requirements
for each type of test.
The average indoor radon level is estimated to be about 1.3 pCi/L, and about
0.4 pCi/L of radon is normally found in the outside air. Sometimes short-term tests are less definitive about whether or not your
home is above 4 pCi/L. This can happen when your results are close to 4 pCi/L. For example, if the average of your two short-term
test results is 4.1 pCi/L, there is about a 50% chance that your year-round average is somewhat below 4 pCi/L. However, EPA believes
that any radon exposure carries some risk – no level of radon is safe. Even radon levels below 4 pCi/L pose some risk, and you can
reduce your risk of lung cancer by lowering your radon level.
If your living patterns change and you begin occupying a lower level
of your home (such as a basement) you should retest your home on that level. Even if your test result is below 4 pCi/L, you
may want to test again sometime in the future.