Frequently Asked Questions
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Radon is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that occurs naturally as part of the normal breakdown of uranium found in soil. The EPA has classified radon as a Class A carcinogen which means it can cause lung cancer when inhaled over an extended period at high levels.
Radon gas can seep into homes through cracks in the foundation, construction joints, and other openings. Radon levels are generally higher during the winter months because windows tend to be closed more often which reduces ventilation of indoor air.
The EPA has set its guidelines for safe radon concentrations at no more than four picocuries per liter (pCi/L). Any concentration above this level poses an increased risk of developing lung cancer if exposed over an extended period. The average person spends about 90 percent of their time indoors so it’s important that your home or office space does not contain high levels of this carcinogen.
Radon gas measurements are highly accurate because they take place in a controlled environment. Once the radon level is established it will remain fairly consistent over time unless there is something like an addition or renovation at your home which disturbs this equilibrium. Radon concentrations can vary depending on season and weather patterns, but BoomTown’s technicians use sophisticated equipment to ensure accuracy even when environmental conditions change.
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