This Graphic Will Shock You!

You can’t see, smell or taste radon gas but it’s everywhere. Including your home. The question is “How much?”

    You may already know that radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer… right behind smoking. But did you know other diseases conclusively associated with radon are malignant melanomachronic lymphatic leukemiaParkinsons and Alzheimers?

    According to the Oregon Health Authority, lung cancer caused by radon will kill hundreds of Oregonians this year.

    Radon gas is measured in trillionths of a Curie… a picocurie. Just 10 trillionths of radon gas in a liter of air has the same ill effects as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.

The chart above shows you the equivalency of radon to cigarette smoking at various levels of picocuries. The level of radon gas that occurs naturally outdoors is .4 pCi/l.  The EPA recommended “action level” for radon mitigation is 4 pCi/l and above. The World Health Organization’s recommended level for mitigation is 2.7 pCi/l and above.

    Every health organization in the world agrees that there’s no safe level of radon gas.

    We recently installed a radon abatement system in a SE Portland home that had a radon reading of 20 pCi/l. That’s like smoking two packs of cigarettes a day.  We brought the level down to .2 pCi/l with an innovative mitigation design. That’s a 99% reduction of the radon at a cost of only $1,635. The average total cost to treat a lung cancer patient over 48 months is $285,000.
   
    To give you an idea of how toxic radon gas is here are some analogies of how much one “trillionth” is equal to. It’s 1 second over the course of 32,000 years. It’s 1 square inch in an area of 250 square miles. It’s one tiny droplet of water in an Olympic pool.     Have you’ve ever heard of anyone getting lung cancer who has never smoked? It was likely the result of radon gas exposure. Radon magnifies the risk of lung cancer for smokers by 6. It’s the number one cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. Some non-smokers who died of lung cancer was Beverly Sills (78), Andy Kaufman (35), Dana Reeves (44), and Donna Summers (63). 

Radon gas is indiscriminate. It’ll affect every man, woman, child, baby, dog and cat in your household. Every living, breathing thing is at risk from radioactive radon gas. A radon measurement of only 2 pCi/l is the same as smoking 4 cigarettes a day. Can you imagine the long term effects on a baby in that environment? The majority of radon-induced lung cancers are caused by low and moderate radon concentrations rather than by high radon concentrations because in general fewer people are exposed to high indoor radon concentrations.

    Most of the Portland Metro Area is comprised of moderate and high levels of radon.

    The only way to know how much radon is in a home is by testing the air.

The Corentium Pro is the most advanced self contained continuous radon monitor available today.

We use the Corentium Pro radon monitor exclusively. It’s placed in your home for two days. It samples the air every 3 minutes and logs the average reading each hour.  After 48 hours it produces a reading of the radon levels in your home that’s accurate to .05 pCi/l. 

Why Choose Us

We offer free estimates!  Our performance guarantee is unsurpassed.  We guarantee to lower radon levels to as low as 0.5 pCi/l.  Our competitors won’t guarantee levels below 2.7 pCi/l.  We’d love to show you what makes us different.