Still River In-Home Radon Testing
Still River Performs Indoor Radon Testing
We provide two types of radon testing:
- Radstar RS300 Continuous Monitoring
- Accustar Radon Test Kit
Our testing process includes random sampling. Although the continuous monitoring radon machine is more expensive, it is the best way to determine if your home has a radon problem.
The monitoring machine takes hourly readings and is more accurate than a radon test kit. We can also set up the machine before your home inspection so that you get the results with your inspection report.
Why is it Important to Test for Radon?
According to the American Cancer Society, long-term exposure to radon will increase your risk of developing lung cancer. Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless substance that breaks down into tiny radioactive particles. Inhaled particles can cause great cellular damage to your lungs.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has classified radon as one of the nation’s leading causes of lung cancer deaths, second only to tobacco use.
- At least 7% of all U.S. homes have excessive radon. The risk in Massachusetts is significantly higher at 25%.
- Per Cancer.gov, 15,000 – 22,000 Americans die from lung cancer caused by radon each year.
- Radon comes from naturally occurring uranium in water and soil.
- The EPA has designated most of Massachusetts as a moderate to high-risk zone for indoor radon.
- The EPA recommends taking action if the radon levels in your home meet or exceed 4 pCi/L.
- It can take many years for health issues to develop, which is why so many people are unaware they have excessive levels of radon in their home.
- A study by Air Chek, Inc. found that radon levels above 20 pCi/L double the risk of lung cancer in non-smokers.
Radon Testing FAQs
- Radon levels can vary based on many factors, including weather conditions, time of year, soil conditions, HVAC and/or ventilation changes, location within the home, etc.
- The EPA recommends a closed-house environment for the most accurate results.