The Most Reliable Radon Testing in Kansas City & The Surrounding Areas
Any home can have a radon radiation problem.
- Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of the traces of uranium in soil, rock and water.
You can not estimate radon levels based upon location or home design.
- There are no symptoms from radon exposure.
- You can't see radon.
- And you can't smell it or taste it.
Testing is the only way to know.
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas that gets into the air you breath.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer estimated to cause about 23,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States. (Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths.)
This estimate from the National Academy of Science indicates that about 1 in 10 lung cancer deaths may be caused by radon gas each year and that radon is the 7th leading cause of all cancer.
You can fix a radon problem
Any home could have a problem.
YOU CANNOT ESTIMATE radon levels by neighborhood, home age, home design (on slab, crawl space or basement), energy efficiency, or even what the home next door reads.
TESTING IS THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW.
Health department data for Johnson County,
Kansas indicates about 48% of homes are above EPA guidance, with an
average indoor radon concentration of 5.3 pCi/L. Most of the entire Kansas
City area shows similar data, with about 1 in every 3 homes to be above
EPA guidance of 4.0 pCi/L.
Levels between 4-20 pCi/l are very common. Homes are only occasionally far above 20 pCi/l.
(Zone 1) counties are those where health department survey data has
indicated an average indoor radon concentration greater than the EPA action
level of 4.0 pCi/L.
NOTE: Information provided here is intended to be simplistic in description.