How widespread is the problem? Radon has been found in homes in all 50 states and according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, radon is the second most frequent cause of lung cancer, after cigarette smoking.
Nevada’s short-term radon testing results, compiled by the Nevada Radon Education Program, can be accessed at http://www.unce.unr.edu/programs/sites/radon/results
The map of Clark County’s Radon Potential by Zip Code can be accessed at http://www.unce.unr.edu/programs/sites/radon/files/pdf/ClarkPotential2010.pdf
If you are buying or selling a home, radon can be a significant issue. Buyers should be aware of the radon risk in their area and determine whether a radon test is desirable. The Nevada State Health Division recommends that all homes be tested for radon, regardless of geographic location or the zone designation of the county in which they are located.
The Nevada Inspections Group, LLC's radon certified inspector can perform Radon Testing and provide you the results to evaluate whether mitigation should be considered according to the USEPA recommended action level. The Nevada Inspections Group, LLC follows the protocols designed for use in residences, as described in the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) document “Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon” (EPA 402-K-00-008). This is a short-term radon survey (defined as less than 90 days) that is conducted for a time period of between 48 and 60 hours in duration. This is the radon survey method used for Real Estate Transactions.
If you would like to know the average radon concentration in your home across different seasons, use the long-term radon survey. This is conducted for a time period of greater than 90 days up to one year exposure. This is the option for home owners and renters.
Our radon surveys are conducted by a certifed radon mitigation provider, certified by the National Environmental Health Association's National Radon Profiency Program (NEHA-NRPP), to conduct radon surveys. Information on the NEHA-NRPP program can be obtained by visiting http://www.neha-nrpp.org.
Our NEHA-NRPP certified radon mitigation provider is also a Radon certified member of the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants (IAC2).
So whether you have an old home or a new one, live in an old mining town, an agricultural area, in the city, or suburbia, radon is a reality. But it is a reality that we can live with. Proper testing and mitigation can eliminate radon as a health threat.
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