Testing For Radon
This naturally occurring radioactive gas comes from the ground. Unfortunately, it’s the second largest cause of lung cancer in the USA, right after smoking. It’s responsible for 21,000 deaths per year, which is why testing your home for radon is so important. There’s no way of knowing if it’s in your home since it’s colorless and odorless, and it takes time to develop symptoms from exposure. You have plenty of options when it comes to testing, including short-term, two to seven-day tests, or long-term, 90-day tests. Long-term tests are always more accurate. Place a radon tester, about the size of a biscuit, in your living room and bedroom. Leave it for three months, and then send them to a nearby lab to have them tested. If there are high levels in your home, simple building work can reduce the levels (UKHSA).