Radon is produced from the natural decay of uranium and radium, found in rocks and soil. Uranium breaks down to radium and radium eventually decays into the gas radon. Radon gas is in the soil and common throughout Minnesota. Because soil is porous, radon moves up from the soil into the home.
Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked.
DHI Radon Professional will perform a radon inspection of the home/building to measure the radon level in the air by the use of an approved short-term Passive Ion-Chamber or Continues Radon Monitor device, will require a minimum of 48 hours but may take longer. INSPECTOR shall retrieve the devices, then read the results in his office, provide CLIENT with a inspection report identifying the results of such analysis.