radon gas detection News

  • Radon hotspots across the West

    The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 3% to 14% of all lung cancers worldwide are caused by radon. Natural radon levels across the Western United States can vary considerably. Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of uranium. It also happens to be a colorless, odorless and chemically inert gas that cannot be detected by human senses. Long-term exposure to radon can ...


  • Home testing for radon in US

    During January, National Radon Action Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Surgeon General urge Americans to test their homes for radon, a cancer-causing radioactive gas that claims tens of thousands of lives each year. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking in the U.S. and in the ...

  • Forte Energy employs the Pylon AB-5R for cost effective Radon detection

    Forte Energy (Perth) is exploring for uranium in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania with the aid of the Pylon AB-5R. It takes two days of travelling to get to the isolated project area. The principle techniques are airborne and ground gamma radiometric surveys, with trenching and drilling of suitable anomalies. In some places a thin sand cover is present along the trend of a mineralised zone ...

  • HUD Announces Radon Testing and Radon Mitigation Policy. Mandatory Radon Testing Begins June 4, 2013

    - Radon gas is widely known as a leading cause of environmental lung cancer throughout the United States. For over 20 years the Environmental Protection Agency has been encouraging more regulation to mandate testing for radon gas and mitigating the problem when levels are 4 pCi/l or higher. Yesterday, key members of HUD, EPA, Surgeon General, ...

  • IndoorDoctor Recommends Radon Testing Every Two Years

    Radon is a colorless and odorless gas that can have very serious health effects. According to the Surgeon General, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer within the US. Radon levels fluctuate throughout the year, but often go undetected by homeowners, sometimes placing residents at risk without any detectable air quality changes. Environmental Engineer Jeffrey Bradley explains that it ...


    By Marketwire

  • Environmental Protection Agency Puts Radon under the Spotlight

    January has been designated National Radon Action Month by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Radon is a major health concern in many parts of the United States and Canada.  According to the EPA, “You can’t see, smell, or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home.  Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among ...


    By IAQ Index

  • Radon responsible for up to 14% of lung cancers

    Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths than radon according to industry and public health experts. To bring more awareness to this issue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently joined the World Health Organization’s (WHO) first call to action to prevent radon caused cancers in homes across the globe.The WHO released a guidance publication, “Handbook on Indoor Radon,” which ...


  • Is Your Child Being Exposed to Radon at School?

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that 70,000 schools nationwide are at risk for high levels of radon, a toxic gas that claims more than 20,000 lives every year. Yet the TODAY show’s investigative report on the issue found that the overwhelming majority of schools do not test for radon, citing the expense of mitigation and the headache caused by concerned parents if high ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EMSL Analytical certified to test Radon in all 50 states

    Substantial increase in public awareness since the Today Show reported on radon issues from granite countertops. A recent broadcast by the Today Show has caused a renewed interest in the dangers of radon in homes and specifically radon coming from granite countertops in people’s kitchens and bathrooms. The report has resulted in a substantial increase in radon testing throughout the United ...


  • High Radon Levels Found in 1 in 5 Schools, More Testing Advised

    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “A nationwide survey of radon levels in schools estimates that nearly one in five has at least one schoolroom with a short-term radon level above the action level of 4 pCi/L (picoCuries per liter) - the level at which EPA recommends that schools take action to reduce the level. EPA estimates that more than seventy thousand ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • New EMSL video helps homeowners test their homes for Radon

    EMSL Analytical, the leader in providing cutting edge laboratory services and products, is proud to announce EMSL.tv. The new web portal for environmental videos allows professionals and the general public to view the latest videos on environmental sampling techniques and equipment, including a new video for testing radon in homes. EMSL's new website at www.emsl.tv shows the general public simple ...


  • Colorado property owners should test for deadly radon during winter months

    Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of uranium. It also happens to be a colorless, odorless and chemically inert gas that cannot be detected by human senses. Long-term exposure to radon can cause cancer according to the Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Lung Association and the National Academy of Sciences. The EPA even ...


  • Schools should be concerned about Radon just as much as PCBs in caulking materials

    Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warned that hundreds of schools may have cancer-causing PCBs in caulk around windows and doors. This announcement has caught the attention of school districts across the country.Another area of concern for schools in many parts of the country is radon gas. Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of uranium. It also ...


  • Simple Radon Test Can Help Prevent Lung Cancer

    (Washington, D.C.) Each year, nearly 20,000 people die from lung cancer caused by exposure to radon. A common source of exposure to radon that can be avoided is exposure in the home, yet only one in five homeowners has actually tested for radon. January is National Radon Action Month and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is urging people to test their homes.  'Healthy homes make for ...

  • National Radon Action Month: What You Need to Know

    January has been designated as National Radon Action Month by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). There are many risks that come from radon, and this consumer information month is designed to inform homeowners, businesses, and schools about ways they can protect themselves. ...


    By EHS Insight

  • Texas Building Science Professionals Identify Vapor Intrusion Issues for Healthy Indoor Environments

    Many people are aware of hazards to the air they breathe indoors due to such pollutants as mold, asbestos and radon.  Far fewer are familiar with potential risks due to a process known as vapor intrusion.    According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Vapor intrusion generally occurs when there is a migration of volatile ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Butyl Products Group increases staffing level by over 50%

    Billericay based Butyl Products Group recently acquired the assets and goodwill of Landline Limited making them one of the UK’s foremost liquid containment solution specialists, with more industry experience than any other manufacturer and installer throughout Europe.  “We’re absolutely delighted to be able to welcome several of Landline’s ...


    By Butyl Products Ltd.

  • IndoorDoctor Advises Builders on Preventing Depreciation in Homes by Avoiding Environmental Consequences

    IndoorDoctor, an independent New England based environmental testing firm, has seen a significant increase with prospective homebuyers investing in advanced environmental testing prior to the purchase of a home. The reason is simple: homebuyers do not want to risk their biggest purchase depreciating due to a flawed design that might lead to environmental consequences such as mold, hidden ...


    By Marketwire

  • EMLab P&K’s Atlanta Mold Lab Now AIHA-LAP, LLC Accredited for Mold Analysis

    EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and the leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announced today the accreditation of its Atlanta, Georgia laboratory by the American Industrial Hygiene Association® Laboratory Accreditation Programs (AIHA-LAP, LLC) for mold analysis (EMLAP #221504). Clients can now send spore trap samples for mold ...


    By EMLab P&K

  • NITON Opens Office in Shanghai, China

    NITON China Inc. will address rapid business growth in the Peoples Republic of China Billerica, MA – NITON® LLC, the world’s leading manufacturer of portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) ...

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