What is Radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas with chemical element symbol Rn and atomic number 86, The gas went undiscovered until 1900. It is a radioactive, colorless, odorless, tasteless noble gas.
According to the EPA; Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water, which gets into the air we breathe. It is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, making it difficult to detect without testing. Radon gas travels through soil and enters the indoor environments of buildings through cracks and other openings in the foundation. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.
Testing is the only way to know your level of exposure. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. Woodard Inspection is licensed by the Ohio Board of Health for Radon Testing (RT1388) and utilizes the latest technology testing devices. For more information in regards to Radon Testing view the EPA’s Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon or contact us.