Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas the can cause cancer in humans and is present throughout the entire United States. Radon is produced through the decay of naturally occurring radioactive elements (i.e. uranium and thorium) and due to its gaseous nature can easily be inhaled. Accumulated levels of radon can be found in contained structures especially in low lying spaces such as basements and crawl spaces. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) considers Radon the number one source of lung cancer in non-smokers. The USEPA recommends mitigation of Radon in a residential structure if the results of testing are equal to or greater than 4 pico curies per liter (pCi/l). About one (1) in fifteen (15) homes in the United States are estimated to have radon levels at or above four (4) pCi/l.
Fields considers Radon Intrusion into residential and commercial spaces one of the most significant exposures harmful to human health that we encounter in our environmental realm.
Fields provides Radon Assessments for both residential and commercial setting utilizing short-term E-Perm radon monitors which are also known as an Electret Ion Chamber (EIC). The E-Perm radon monitoring system is a passive integrating ionization monitor that consists of a stable electret mounted inside a small chamber made of electrically conducting plastic. The average radon test takes 48-hours and Fields will be able to produce results within 72-Hours of the test start.