TEDx Talk on Radon Gas
Recently, Dr. Goodarzi gave an excellent TEDx talk on radon gas and the University of Calgary’s project. In a well-delivered presentation he makes the dangers of living in a home with high radon levels very clear and without pulling any punches on the severity of lung cancer, Dr. Goodarzi compellingly addresses radon in a manner digestible by everyone.
These kits are designed for shorter measurement periods when results are needed sooner than later. The shorter test sacrifices some reliability in the result for the convenience of knowing the result sooner. Radonova has some of the most accurate short term radon tests available anywhere.
Long-Term Test Kits are designed for longer measurement periods. Because radon levels fluctuate daily, weekly, seasonally, longer measurements are more reliable and indicative of the true average radon level in the home or building. The World Health Organization recommends this type of testing when time permits.
Radon gas exposure takes more than 100,000 lives all over the world every year. It is a carcinogenic, radioactive gas and is the second most prevalent cause of lung cancer after tobacco use. Radon is created by the breakdown of uranium present in the soil and underground. Every home or building has some amount of radon. Even outside air has radon gas. The problem is when radon gas becomes concentrated to higher levels such as inside homes, workplaces, schools, and other building structures.
Radon gas has no odor, no color, and is undetectable by human senses. Homes and buildings affected by Radon can be easily mitigated to reduce the levels of this dangerous gas. However, as long as this undetectable gas remains undiscovered, it presents a serious health hazard.
Symptoms of Radon Exposure
Unfortunately, there are no signs or symptoms of exposure to Radon Gas. With the exception of a Radon detection kit, the development of lung cancer is the only other indicator of its presence.
Symptoms of Lung Cancer from Radon Exposure include:
- Persistent cough
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Coughing up blood
- Weight loss
- Frequent bronchitis and pneumonia
- Loss of appetite
Mitigating Radon Exposure
When present outdoors, Radon is not a significant threat to human health. It is only when the radioactive gas is trapped in spaces occupied by people that it becomes a danger. Radon seeps upward through the soil and can accumulate inside buildings where the foundation is cracked or otherwise compromised.
When detected, Radon can be easily removed by circulating the air in the affected spaces. Radon seepage into a home or other structure can be stopped by sealing or repairing the foundation. However, if Radon Gas goes undetected- these simple measures cannot be taken- placing you, your family and guests, or your employees and customers at risk.
Thankfully there is a way to detect radon gas that is safe, reliable, and affordable. Every year, hundreds of thousands of lives are potentially saved by using simple Radon Test Kits.
Best Radon Detection Products
Premium Radon Test Kit
Our most popular product, the Premium Radon Test Kit comes with three Short Term Radon Detectors which will be placed in strategic locations in your home to provide a comprehensive scan over the course of 10+ days.
Short Term Test Kit
These short term radon test kits are designed for shorter measurement periods when results are needed sooner than later. The shorter test sacrifices some reliability in the result for the convenience of knowing the result sooner. Radonova has some of the most accurate short term radon tests available anywhere. Most short term test kits are limited to 4 or 5 day maximum exposure. This unit can be deployed for 10 – 90 days, affording a nice reliable compromise between long term tests and traditional short term screenings.
Long Term Radon Detection
The ideal package for long-term Radon monitoring for Single Family Homes, Workplaces, Child Care Facilities, and Apartment Buildings. The Long-Term Test Kit monitors the building for Radon for 91 to 365 days. The longer exposure period provides for a more reliable result, and is the method recommended by many public health institutions including the World Health Organization (WHO).
Short Term Radon Screening Kit
This short-term detection kit will screen for Radon for 2 to 4 days. Short term radon screenings are often followed up by a longer test, such as a Rapidos or Radtrak2. It is fast, convenient, and will reliably report the radon level present during the measurement period.
Radonova manufactures the world’s the most accurate, high-quality radon gas test kits for use in homes and businesses all over the world. There are no hidden fees in our sales process, just excellent Radon detection technology, and up-front pricing.
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