Both Pullman and Moscow have homes prone to accumulating radon gas. Odorless, colorless, tasteless, radon in homes is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Our continuous radon monitor is a patented electronic detection device used for the measurement of radon gas. It is twice as sensitive as most radon monitors providing selectable test increments as low as an hour.
Radon is a radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the groundt o the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up. Any home may have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well- sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. Radon from soil gas is the main cause of radon problems.
U.S. Surgeon General Health Advisory advises, “Indoor radon gas is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country. It’s important to know that this threat is completely preventable. Radon can be detected with a simple test and fixed through well-established venting techniques.” January 2005
The EPA has information regarding relative risks for radon.