Do you live in a high radon area?
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is naturally occurring. Radon appears in the outdoor atmosphere in trace amounts and is usually not a cause for concern as it disperses quickly. However, radon can become elevated in indoor environments when it becomes trapped.
Some areas have naturally higher levels of radon than others. High radon areas of the metropolitan area include central and northern Maryland and central and western Virginia.
Exposure to long term elevated radon can cause negative health effects, with the most notable being lung cancer.
Since radon is colorless and odorless, the only way to determine if your property poses radon exposure risk is to have sampling performed.
ESI can perform short-term radon sampling and recommend radon mitigation should elevated levels (> 4 pCi/L) be found.