The Pro Series 3 Electronic Radon Gas Detector is designed for use by the homeowner. The detector allows the homeowner to monitor the radon level in their home with an easy-to-read digital display.
Radon is a radioactive gas that is colorless, odorless, and tasteless and is impossible to detect without the use of sensitive test equipment.
Radon is a naturally occurring gas produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Radon gas rises through the soil and seep through cracks, holes and drain pipes in the foundation or basement. When allowed to accumulate in high levels, it can be hazardous to long-term health. Radon is the second cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking.
The EPA presently suggests that corrective action be taken to reduce the radon levels in your home; If measured over the long term at 4 pCi/L or greater in the USA. Health Canada has established the acceptable levels of radon in the house not to exceed 200 Bq/m³.
More Info On Radon Gas
- NIC: National Cancer Institute: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/substances/radon/radon-fact-sheet
- ACS: American Cancer Society: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/radiation-exposure/radon.html
- CCS Canadian Cancer Society: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/environmental-workplace-health/radiation/radon.html