Whether during a Real Estate Transactions or just for your own safety and general knowledge HOLMES INSPECTION COMPANY is Certified by the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants (IAC2) the State of Kansas and by the NRSB (National Radon Safety Board) for Radon Testing,
What is Radon? Radon is a naturally occurring odorless radioactive gas that results from the decay of uranium found in trace amounts in soil, rock and water. Radon Gas is the main source of our exposure to all radiation. You can NOT see it, OR smell it, BUT 55% of all radiation to which we are exposed comes from radon gas. The EPA and American Surgeon General say that high radon levels are the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer AFTER cigarette smoking.
Outdoor radon is not a threat. However radon gas can enter into homes or other buildings and can accumulate to dangerous levels. Because we spend so much time indoors, exposure to high levels of radon over a long time can pose a serious health risk. In Kansas and Missouri as a whole only about 1 in 15 houses test high. BUT in the Kansas City area, about 1 in 5 houses have high unsafe levels of Radon.
You cannot see, smell or taste radon. The only way to know is to test. Any home can have a radon problem … new homes or old homes ….. well insulated homes or drafty homes……homes on a slab, crawlspace, with OR without basements. Click Here For More Info