Category: Radon Testing in Champaign IL

Is Radon Testing Required In Illinois?

Over the last few years, there has been a push for more awareness of radon gas in homes. What it is, where it can be present, how it affects human health, how it gets into a home, how to test for radon in a home, etc. With this raised awareness of the dangers and presence… Read more »

Radon Testing for Daycare Centers

Radon testing for daycares

Radon exposure is a strong link to lung cancer, and testing for radon is most important, especially in a daycare center because our children are our future. We never want to leave our children in danger of health issues, so it’s essential to make sure that a radon test is done at daycare centers. Daycares… Read more »

Before Finishing Your Basement, Check for Radon

radon seeping through the uncovered sump pump in the basement

Radon is a radioactive, odorless, tasteless gas that you also cannot see.  This is a cancer-causing gas that can seep into your own home through cracks in the walls or floor.  Not many homeowners know of this dangerous gas, so we want you to know that it is recommended to get your home tested for… Read more »

Maryland County Leading the Way on Radon Testing

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We’ve discussed the dangers that radon can pose to homeowners throughout the country, but the laws that govern how and when radon is tested are not uniform across every state or even in individual counties. As we continue to look at radon as part of National Radon Awareness Month, we take a closer look at… Read more »

Using Etched Glass to Determine Radon Exposure

Exposure to radon has been a growing concern since the 1980’s and in Illinois since 2010. Radon, which can enter a building from the soil beneath a home or business through cracks or gaps in the foundation, has been linked to an increased risk of lung cancer. Learn more about radon in one of my… Read more »

Radon Testing: Protect your Lungs and Your Family

  According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. What’s more, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and is responsible for approximately 21,000 deaths as a result of lung cancer each year. Unfortunately, many of these deaths are ones that could have possibly… Read more »

January is National Radon Awareness Month

The worst part about radon exposure is the fact that you can’t smell, taste or see it, but it can still be present in your home, office, daycare facility or school. As we honor January as Radon Awareness Month and celebrate 30 years of Radon Awareness in 2014, it’s important to recognize the dangers of… Read more »

Radon Testing in Daycare Centers

The odorless radioactive gas known as radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, should be the last of a parent’s concern when dropping their child off at daycare; this is supposed to be a safe and loving space for a child when they are away from home. However, due to a law… Read more »

Radon Levels in South Korean Homes are 2nd Highest in the World

As the cause of 21,000 deaths each year in the U.S., radon gas is a carcinogen that is officially the second most common cause of lung cancer, right after cigarette smoking. When it comes to radon exposure, there are levels which are considered to be acceptable by the EPA, but no level is considered safe…. Read more »

Is Testing for Radon a Health or Financial Decision?

When it comes to testing for radon, there is a big divide between those who believe in its negative effects on health and those who are convinced that the effects are either non-existent or very minimal. The primary reason why I first began testing homes was due to the high demand for radon testing in… Read more »