Category: Radon

The No. 1 Cause of Lung Cancer – Radon or Smoking?

  Radon has always been considered a distant second to smoking as a cause of lung cancer. If smoking is linked to 87 percent of all lung cancer deaths, why even worry about the lung cancer deaths related to radon (21,000 per year in the United States)? Not so long ago secondhand smoke was a… Read more »

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 »

What is Radon Testing and How Do I Know if a House Has it?

January is Radon Awareness Month Radon is probably the most confusing and unknown topics when it comes to the home inspection process. I want to make this easy so let’s break this down. What is Radon? Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that is produced by decaying uranium. Some form of radon is present… Read more »

Radon Resources – Where to Get More Information

You can’t see it, taste it, smell it or feel, but radon can cause serious health issues, and you definitely don’t want it in your home. For some folks, that’s all they need to know, but if you want to learn more about this cancer-causing radioactive gas during National Radon Awareness Month, we’ve compiled a… Read more »

Maryland County Leading the Way on Radon Testing


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 »

Polonium 210 – A Deadly Radon Byproduct

A British court revealed earlier this year that in 2006, Russian spies murdered former KGB operative Alexander Litvinenko using polonium-210. The story blew to massive proportions as Russian president Vladimir Putin said he “probably” approved the killing, showing the brutality and underhanded dealings of the Russian government, according to the Observer. As polonium-210 decays, it releases alpha… Read more »

January is National Radon Awareness Month

Radon is a radioactive gas that’s produced by the earth from naturally occurring uranium in the soil and water decaying over time. This gas is harmful to people when exposed to elevated levels over an extended period of time. In some areas in the country where radon levels are particularly high, however, the elevated levels… Read more »