Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas which comes from the breakdown of uranium. Radon gas is colourless and odourless. It penetrates homes, schools and businesses premises through cracks in the foundation, walls and joints. Most radon exposure occurs in homes, where individuals spend most of their time.
Radioactive radon particles can accumulate in poorly ventilated locations to dangerous levels. The total concentration of radon depends on the type of soil on which the building was built. In addition, the ventilation rate and air-flow patterns within a structure are important factors which can affect the concentration of radon in different areas of the structure.
The risks associated with radon exposure are believed to increase as the concentration of radon in the air increases. Radon particles are deposited in the lungs where can cause cancer through emitting radiation directly into the tissue.
Our site surveyors will perform a comprehensive radon inspection which typically involves: