What Is Radon Gas?
Radon is an odorless, colorless, radioactive gas, that occurs naturally from decaying uranium in the soil. It can be detected through relatively simple testing procedures. In Central Massachusetts it is not uncommon to find high levels of radon gas in homes, which is known to be harmful to humans, particularly over long periods of exposure. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.
Electronic Testing (continuous monitor) is availble for $150. Results are available in about two days, and more data is provided.
A Standard short term test at the time of a home inspection is $75*. Lab results are available in about a week.