Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless, colorless naturally occurring radioactive gas. An estimated one in 15 homes in the United States is known to have high radon levels (4pCi/L or higher). High levels of radon are found in every state across the United States. In every county in Atlanta and the surrounding areas, known dangerously high levels of radon have been found. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States with only cigarette smoking causing more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk for lung cancer significantly increases. The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) now estimates that there are about 20,000 radon-related lung cancer deaths each year. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Surgeon General strongly recommends and encourages testing all homes for radon. With every breath, your family could be exposing themselves to a radioactive gas called radon.
Your family's risk of developing lung cancer from radon depends on the average annual level of radon in your home and the amount of time you spend there. The longer your exposure to radon, the greater the risk. The risk is much greater for if you smoker.
Fortunately, radon is easy and inexpensive to detect and repair. The only way to know whether radon exists in elevated levels in your home, and to protect your family from radon, is to TEST!
Call Cutcliff Radon Services (CRS) today for your radon test.
According to the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, radon is the #1 hazard in the home! More people die each year from inhaling radon gas then from fires and falls combined. Visit Ranking Risks in the Home for more information.
Home radon exposure has also been compared to the radiation exposure of nuclear power plant workers. For more information on this study, see Home Radon Exposure (.pdf)
Hi! My name is Marie Cutcliff. I am a licensed, insured, Certified Residential Radon Measurement provider and a member of NEHA/NRPP and AARST who lives in the Northeast Cobb area. I have been a Radon provider since 2006.
I perform the radon test using the Sun Nuclear 1027, EPA approved, Continuous Radon Monitor. It is a 48 hour test and requires the clients home to be in closed house conditions* during the 48 hours of the test and for 24 hours prior to testing. The results give you an hourly reading of radon concentrations as well as a high, low and an average. I am reliable, efficient and provide quick service. Reports will be emailed, faxed, and/or phoned within hours of completion of the test. If you need immediate results, that can also be arranged.
As a Home Inspector or a Real Estate Agent, offering every client a radon test would be a wise investment for your client. Elevated radon levels have been found in one out of every fifteen homes. In offering a radon test you will be protecting your client, their family and their investment.
I have found high levels of radon in every area in and around Atlanta. I have found high levels of radon in every type of dwelling; new construction, old homes, homes with basements, crawl spaces and slabs, 6th floor and 10th floor condos. You just can not tell by looking at the home or the surroundings of a home and guess if it has radon or not.
If you are a buyer, you should request a radon test before closing. If the radon test is within acceptable limits, great, however if the radon test is at a level in which the EPA recommends mitigation, it should be done before closing. It should not be a huge factor in the buying or selling of a house since it is relatively easy and inexpensive to fix.
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