Electronic Radon Gas Detector

The Electronic Radon Gas Detector is the only radon gas detector on the market designed for use by the homeowner. This detector allows the homeowner to monitor the radon level in their home with an easy to read digital display and will give you constant updates.
$129.00

Science has proven that there is a direct connection between radon and lung cancer.  Lung cancer kills more Americans each year (160,000) than breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers combined.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates 21,000 cases are the result of radon induced lung cancer.  Unfortunately you can not see, feel or smell radon.  The only way you can know for sure whether you have it or not, is to test.  When testing, the sampling equipment and procedure is critically important for accurate results. The Electronic Radon Gas Detector should be your choice for testing when you want accurate results.  It even meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency "Performance Criteria" standards.  Protection and prevention for you and your family starts with a simple test of your home. 

 

Have your home air tested today and breathe easier tomorrow! 

 

Last year in America, over 21,000 people died from cancer caused by radon. Our country spent over 2 Billion dollars in health care costs due to radon exposure and sadly, this year it will happen again because most people still do not know that radon has been linked to over 12% of all cancer deaths. Our State and Federal governments are trying everything they can to educate and inform all of us about radon but they simply do not have the proper funding to get the message out. Beginning this year, new regulations and standards will be taking place to increase awareness. Unfortunately, thousands may not hear the message soon enough.

 

All the information you need to know about radon testing is right here and it only takes minutes to learn the facts. Protect your family and become an advocate for radon awareness. You can help save thousands of lives starting now by telling your friends, neighbors and loved ones about radon. Together, we can make a difference.

 

If you have never tested your home for radon before, you will find several options for testing. Let us share our nearly 30 years of air quality and radon testing knowledge to help you decide which testing method is right for you. Your first option is contacting a professional radon testing company. Prices will range from approximately $100. - $200.00.  Although this type of testing is beneficial, it is a one time testing. If you should desire to have future testing done, you will be required to pay again and again. Make sure you ask your professional if you can upgrade your initial testing service to include your own personal radon monitor. This upgrade is typically less than 49.00 and will allow you to personally monitor your radon levels for weeks, months and years to come without any future testing fees.

 

There are also radon tests which you can purchase online, or in many hardware or home improvement stores. In some cases, you may even see them offered for free by some government agencies. Most vary in cost from $10 to $25 each and are placed in your home from 2 to 7 days. This type of test is usually some form of a charcoal cannister. The basis of the kit is that charcoal is capable of absorbing radon radiation. You would then need to ship the kit(s) back to a laboratory (there are usually additonal costs that you will need to pay to the lab upon returning the kit) and they will analyze your sample for the radon concentration. The biggest problem with this type of kit is that charcoal is not radon specific. In other words, charcoal absorbs many things, such as moisture, dust particles, musty odors, etc.. These interfering factors can diminish the rate at which radon is absorbed into the charcoal, potentially giving you less than accurate readings. How long the charcoal cannister has been sitting on the store shelf will also impact the reliability and accuracy of the test. The third concern, once again is that the test is a one time test. If you should desire future readings and a longer sampling time to determine your true radon exposure, you must continue paying for future tests.

 

Our recommendation is having access to your own personal, radon monitor. This allows you to accurately and frequently monitor your own radon concentration and exposure for a one time, low cost, easy to use process. No sending away test kits, no more future testing costs, no guessing. Just affordable, simple accurate results and peace of mind.

 

MYTH:

I already have a radon monitor in my home and it says I&#39m safe.

FACT:

Some people mistakenly think that carbon monoxide monitors or smoke detectors measure radon. Every home should have both but they can&#39t detect radon. On average, residential fires kill 2,800 Americans every year. Carbon monoxide deaths in the home average 235 per year. Radon, still at 21,000 deaths a year.

 

MYTH:

I&#39m safe because I don&#39t spend much time in my basement.

FACT:

If your furnace or duct runs are located in your basement or crawlspace, anytime the furnace fan runs for either heat or air conditioning, the radon level on the first floor is often the same as it is in the basement or crawlspace. Staying out of the basement doesn’t matter if your furnace fan is running even occasionally.

 

MYTH:

My neighbors home tested fine so I must be safe.

FACT:

You can never rely on your neighbor’s radon results as a comparison to yours. Even identical homes in the same development, next door to each other, built at the same time by the same builder can be 100 times higher or lower than your house. There can even be a huge difference in just one side of a duplex or attached townhome. That is why every residence in America needs to be tested.

 

 

MYTH:

I live in an area that doesn’t have any radon problems.us

FACT:

Some areas of the country have been shown to have lower radon levels on average than others, but serious problems have been found in every State and in many areas that used to be considered low risk.

 

MYTH:

My home is a walk-out/ ranch/ 2 story/ has a basement/ no basement/ has a crawlspace/ etc., so I won’t have a problem.

FACT:

The style of the home has very little to do with radon entry. All homes have the potential for high radon levels. No matter what type of house you have, or what style it, If there is radon beneathe the home, you are potentially at risk. No particular style of home is more or less likely to have a radon problem including homes of all types: old homes, new homes, drafty homes, insulated homes, homes with basements, and homes without basements. The only way to know you have a problem, is to test.

 

MYTH:

I’ve lived in my home for so long, it doesn’t make sense to take action now.

FACT:

If you discovered that your family car had been recalled because the wheels could fall off at anytime, would you keep driving it? Of course not. You will reduce your risk of cancer as soon as you reduce your radon levels, even if you’ve lived with a radon problem for a long time. Reducing your radon levels now can help to greatly reduce the effects from past exposure.

 

MYTH:

If radon is such a big deal, why don’t we see or hear more about it?

FACT:

The media reports the news, and radon isn’t news anymore. If a family of four dies in a house fire, it is indeed very sad and will be mentioned at the top of the broadcast, but they can’t start every news show by saying “And this just in…Over 50 people died today after being exposed to radon” (21,000 / 365 days = 57.53 people a day in America). Radon isn’t new any more. We’re supposed to already know.

 

MYTH:

Everything causes cancer so why worry.

FACT:

Not everything causes cancer, but it seems like that sometimes on the news reports. Cooking a hamburger on the grill everyday for an entire lifetime apparently causes cancer but statistically only effects about one person a year. Same with cell phones, sugar substitutes and all the other cancer scares we hear about. Unfortunately, all of those less significant risks distract us from the major causes of cancer like smoking and radon. 12% of ALL cancer deaths have been linked to radon and not just one person, but over 21,000 Americans die every year from radon. We’re all going to die from something, but most people would prefer old age rather than cancer. Some people die while doing something they enjoy like skydiving, swimming, eating grilled hamburgers, etc. They weigh the risks and decide that the risks are worth the enjoyment, but nobody gets enjoyment from radon. It’s a huge risk with no benefit.  

 

 

MYTH:

Homes with radon problems can’t be fixed.

FACT:

Hundreds of thousands of homeowners have already had their radon problems fixed and more and more families are doing it every day. Any home can be fixed and the higher the radon level, the faster you should have it fixed.

 

 MYTH:

Low-level exposure to radon is harmless.

FACT:

For many years, the former maximum contaminant level, or better know as the "take action now" level was 4.0 pCi/L. Based upon decades of science and research since 1979, that "take action now" level is being dropped down to 2.7 pCi/L. That does not mean that if you are below this number, you are not at risk. On the contrary, there is no level of exposure to ionizing radon radiation that is harmless. Human exposure to radiation should be avoided whenever possible. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), World Heath Organization (WHO),  and every other health agency state that any home with radon levels would benefit from radon reduction treatment. The goal for radon reduction treatment should be reducing levels comparable to outside levels and correcting conditions within a home that concentrate or spread radon throughout the home. Conditions such as the lack of controlled fresh air intake venting, flow restrictive furnace/ air conditioning filters and poor air exchange must be considered when treating radon, beyond just venting radon gasses from the home.

 

MYTH:

My home is new so I can’t have a radon problem.

FACT:

Many newer homes have higher radon levels than older ones because they now design homes to have better porosity in the soil around the house. This is done for moisture control but the result is easier flow for the radon gas to be drawn in. It doesn’t matter how old your home is, if there is the right amount of radium in the soil, you may have a serious problem.

 

MYTH:

Radon is naturally occurring so it must be safe.

FACT:

Radon IS naturally occurring and so are earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis, lightning, volcanoes, avalanches and mudslides. On average, radon kills more people every year than all of those combined.

 

MYTH:

If radon is so important, someone, somewhere will remind me to test later.

FACT:

Some things are so important that we shouldn’t need to be reminded. If you haven’t tested, you need to do it as soon as possible. Your health and your family’s health are important right now. Radon is a major cause of cancer but is also suspected in contributing to a variety of other illnesses including Leukemia, Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimers and Parkinson&#39s Disease. Why take a chance? Please don&#39t wait.

 

MYTH:

I’m sure my friends, neighbors and loved ones already know about radon so I won’t worry about them.

FACT:

The majority of families in the United States still don’t know how serious radon is. They’ve heard about it, seen some news about it and still don’t know the facts. Please help spread the word by telling everyone you can about radon. Knowledge is power and with knowledge comes responsibility. Please, make sure they know as much as you do.

Protecting Your Family Is Easy... Learn the Facts, Test your Home. If a Problem is Found, Fix It.