- Radon is a colorless, tasteless and odorless radioactive gas produced by uranium breaking down in soil. Radon testing is done in the basement as cracks and sump pits are areas that allow gas infiltration. Testing is important as high level accumulations of radon gas are hazardous to long-term health.
- Radon gas decays into radioactive particles that can be trapped in lungs as you breathe. As particles break down, small bursts of energy release that can damage lung tissue, leading to lung cancer. Not everyone exposed to elevated radon levels develops lung cancer.
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Radon Testing Available
Our digital electronic radon monitor is the only EPA
evaluated radon gas alarm.
The Safety Siren Pro 3 Electronic Radon Gas Detector is not like a single use radon tester detection kit: radon information from this digital radon gas monitor is continuous.
The Safety Siren electronic radon monitor gives its first radon reading after 48.
This means a 2-3 day minimum test is required.
Approximately 5% of Halton & Hamilton homes tested above the Canadian recommended exposure of 200 Bq/m3
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