RADON TESTING CHICAGO AND PALATINEHome buyers and sellers have to consider radon testing as a primary option as it concerns the health of your family. There are lots of ill effects of radon exposure, and therefore it becomes all the more important to test a home for harmful radon gas. EPA recommends that all homes should be tested for radon levels.

Though there are some do-it-yourself kits available in the market for Radon testing, it is best to avail the assistance of a professional company. These kits may be less expensive, but the results may not be accurate. For perfect grading, it is best to avail Spyglass Property Inspections for Chicago Radon Testing Services. To protect your home from these harmful effects, it is advised to have our professionals check for its infiltration. We provide qualified and experienced inspectors who can provide precise results and also can suggest ways and means to eliminate radon concentration from your home.

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Radon is a radioactive element that is part of the radioactive decay chain of naturally occurring uranium in soil. You can’t see radon.  You can’t smell radon and you can’t taste radon. Unlike carbon monoxide and many other home pollutants, radon’s adverse health effect, lung cancer, is usually not produced immediately.  Thus you may be exposed to radon for many years without ever suspecting its presence in your home. Schedule a Chicago Radon Testing today with Spyglass Property Inspections!
The USEPA action level for radon is 4.0 picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L).  The risk of developing lung cancer at 4.0 pCi/L is estimated at about 7 lung cancer deaths per 1000 persons.  That is why USEPA and IEMA recommend reducing your radon level if the concentration is 4.0 pCi/L or more.  Lung cancer in humans arising from radon exposure is recognized by the following health and environmental organizations:
  • American Medical Association
  • U.S. Surgeon General
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Public Health Service
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Center for Disease Control
  • National Academy of Science
  • National Cancer Institute
  • World Health Organization

Even if your new home is located in an area not in red as indicated by the EPA, you should still test your home for elevated levels of Radon. Testing is relatively inexpensive, easy and is the only way to know whether you are at risk. Your Family’s Life Is Worth It!

Information Courtesy of http://www.illinois.gov/iema/NRS/Radon

Radon Map of Illinois: http://www.city-data.com/radon-zones/Illinois/Illinois.html

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Radon Testing is very fundamental to ensure that your property is safe. If not tested, it can lead to many health problems and cause issues that will have long term effects.

 


 

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