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  • Where does Radon come from?

    According to the US EPA,  Radon comes from the decay of Uranium-238 as part of the decay chain. As the earth"s crust was formed, Uranium was distributed within it. Thus radon is a natually occurring radioactive gas that is produced by the breakdown of uranium in rock, soil and water. Given the age of the earth, uranium"s slowly progressing decay chain now commonly produces radon-222. The ...


    By Global Plastic Sheeting

  • School Kids Warn About Dangers of Radon

    Six middle school children received kudos from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the acting U.S. Surgeon General for their efforts raise awareness on radon. Radon, an invisible radioactive gas, causes lung cancer and kills about 20,000 Americans each year. The only way to know if your home contains high radon levels is to test for it. The poster contest, for children ages 9 - 14, is ...

  • EPA warns of cancer danger from radon in homes and schools

    January is National Radon Action Month, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is touting three initiatives to raise awareness about the risks of radon.  Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that can exist at dangerous levels in homes, schools and other buildings.  An estimated 20,000 people die every year in the U.S. from radon-related lung cancer. This year EPA is ...

  • EPA recommends radon testing in January

    January is national Radon Action Month and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency encourages everyone to test their homes for radon. January is an especially good time to test homes and schools because windows and doors are closed tightly and people spend more time indoors. Unsafe levels of radon can lead to serious illness. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading ...

  • EPA joins global call-to-action on radon cancer dangers

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is joining the World Health Organization’s first global call-to-action on cancer risk from radon in homes. EPA is the U.S. representative in this initiative. Radon inhalation accounts for up to 14 percent of lung cancers worldwide, and is the world’s second-leading risk of lung cancer, next to smoking. The WHO initiative is reflected in its guidance ...

  • Stationary online radon monitoring solution at AARST on booth #1, Sept. 30th – Oct. 3rd, Myrtle Beach – USA

    Come find  our radon specialist, Booth #1, during AARST, the International Radon Symposium taking place from September 30th to October 3rd at the Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach -USA. Discover the ...


    By Bertin Instruments

  • Asthma and Radon Workshop to be held in Birmingham, Alabama

    Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Alabama Radon Education Program - Alabama Cooperative Extension System will present a community workshop on asthma and radon on January 24, 2012. The workshop will include discussions on asthma and asthma triggers, such as secondhand smoke, pets, air pollution, cockroaches, and chemicals used in the home. Attendees will ...

  • Bertin Instruments participates in the European Radon Day!

    Last year the first European Radon Day, an initiative led by ERA (European Radon Association), was held on 7 November 2015. The event was a major success and satellite events took place in several European countries. The Executive Committee of ERA agreed at its last meeting to keep 7 November as the annual date for European Radon Day. The reason for choosing that day is that it is the ...


    By Bertin Instruments

  • Overexposure to radon: Second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has declared January as Radon Action Month as part of the agency’s on-going efforts to make families aware of the health hazard presented by radon in homes. EPA has created several free, publicly-available graphics about radon, and a public service announcement campaign for print, television, and radio at ...

  • Meet our experts at the 3rd International Conference “Radon in the Environment” I May 27-31, 2019 I Krakow, Poland

    From May 27th to 31st, at the International Cultural Centre of Krakow, Bertin Instruments will present its range of products and accessories dedicated to radon detection. Organized by the Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN, this event will be the best occasion to discover the AlphaGUARD, portable radon monitor with high sensitivity. ...


    By Bertin Instruments

  • EPA recommends radon testing in January - Protect your family from the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S.

    January is national Radon Action Month and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency encourages everyone to test their homes for radon. The winter months are an especially good time to test homes and buildings because windows and doors are closed tightly and people are spending more time indoors. Unsafe levels of radon can lead to serious illness. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the ...

  • Where did Radon gas come from?

    Did you know that Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer? Maybe that explains why so many who don"t smoke have lung cancer! If you smoke and have radon in your home, your odds are even worse for contracting lung cancer. Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, yet it might be found in your home. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) ...


    By Global Plastic Sheeting

  • Radon conference scheduled march 9 in Columbia, MO.

    EPA representatives and state officials will host a radon conference on March 9 in Columbia, Mo. Radon is a serious public health threat that leads to more than 21,000 deaths per year. The goal of the conference is to engage key stakeholders in the radon program, share information, receive feedback and help direct the next phases of the program. Agencies are working together to create a risk ...

  • Meet us for the CARST Conference in Banff (Alberta), Canada!

    Bertin Instruments will display Saphymo’s latest offer for radon professional monitoring during the 2017 Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists’ Conference. This event is taking place from 23 to 25 April at the Banff Centre, 107 ...


    By Bertin Instruments

  • Radon action could save many lives

    Did you know that radon gas is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers?  Nearly 50 people a day will die from indoor exposure to radon – that’s equal to about 20,000 people each year.  The good news?  It’s simple and affordable to reduce radon risks in the home.  As part of National Radon Action Month in January, EPA is releasing a series of public service announcements ...

  • PA DEP: Free Radon Test Kits Available in Nine Counties through American Lung Association

    Free home radon test kits are available to residents of nine counties in northeast and north-central Pennsylvania, thanks to a $75,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to the American Lung Association, or ALA. The kits are offered to residents of Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Northumberland, Potter, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga counties. "These test ...

  • EPA recommends radon testing in January

    January is national Radon Action Month and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency encourages everyone to test their homes for radon. January is an especially good time to test homes and schools because windows and doors are closed tightly and people spend more time indoors. Unsafe levels of radon can lead to serious illness. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause ...

  • EPA recommends radon testing in January

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated January as national Radon Action Month, a perfect time for you to protect your family by testing your home for radon. Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas, so testing is the only way to know if radon is present in your home or school. Test kits are available in home improvement centers, hardware stores and online. They cost ...

  • Simple Radon Test Can Protect Your Health; New Yorkers Urged to Test for Radon

    As part of National Radon Action Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced steps New Yorkers can take to test and address radon gas. Radon occurs naturally from the decay of uranium in the soil and can accumulate to dangerous levels inside the home. Elevated levels of the colorless, odorless gas are the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. In New York, radon is a ...

  • Simple Radon Test Can Protect Your Health; New Jerseyans Urged to Test for Radon

    As part of National Radon Action Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced steps New Jerseyans can take to test and address radon gas. Radon occurs naturally from the decay of uranium in the soil and can accumulate to dangerous levels inside the home. Elevated levels of the colorless, odorless gas are the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. In New Jersey, radon is a ...

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