For a healthy home
At 2 Rivers Inspections, we care about your health and welfare. The air quality in your home is an important, yet often overlooked, aspect of your everyday life. Radon can adversely affect your health, and we can help you detect the levels of radon in your home and explain options for decreasing higher than normal levels. Radon is invisible and dangerous. Because you can’t see it, smell it or taste it, it’s impossible to understand your exposure, and the possible health consequences, without proper testing.
Radon is a natural, radioactive gas produced by an underground breakdown of uranium which permeates our soil, water and air. It poses a threat depending on the concentration and the length of exposure. Unfortunately, Minnesota has higher radon levels than the national average, and most of our counties have high or moderate concentrations of radon in our homes. It is recommended by the Surgeon General that all homes be inspected for radon levels every two years or when structural changes have been made.
In 2005, the Surgeon General issued an advisory warning to citizens regarding the health hazards of undetected and unmitigated radon exposure. Their statistics show that smoking is the #1 cause for lung cancer. Radon is the #2 cause of lung cancer and the #1 reason for non-smokers. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is responsible for 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year.
The Minnesota Department of Health states that 2 of 5 homes in Minnesota have dangerous levels of radon and that 78% of our counties average radon concentration at the highest category level. At 2 Rivers Inspections, we can effectively measure the levels of radon in your home or the property you are considering for purchase. Equally important when calculating risk is the length of time you’ve been exposed to excessive levels of radon. The longer it’s been going on, the greater the impact on your health.
Jon has extensively studied radon and its effects. He has the technology and equipment to test safely and accurately with two different methods to ensure that the readings are accurate. With this experience and knowledge, he understands how to read the information for results that are relevant to the homeowner. He can troubleshoot with the monitor, check the readings and sample test at intervals to see how levels fluctuate during the day. Even the seasons and time of year affect the levels. Jon will provide a statistical analysis, and his explanation will help you make an informed decision about the potential health risks and options for reducing radon levels.
You can also find more information on these radon resource sites:
Take good care of yourself and your family. Call Jon at 2 Rivers Inspections today to set up your professional radon test: 651-317-4696.