How often do our clients ask about Radon? Here is some news you can share with them. These maps will be posted on our website for your future use and as a resouce for our clients.
What is Radon?
Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell or taste. Its presence in a home can pose a danger to the occupents health. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America and claims more than 20,000 lives annually. Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe.
What do the colors mean? Good news – the Lower Eastern Shore of MD, DE, and VA has a low potential for Radon.
Zone 1 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (picocuries per liter) (red zones) Highest Potential
Zone 2 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (orange zones) Moderate Potential
In case you have a client who insist on testing here are some options:
NEHA Certified Radon Measurement Specialists
Company, Inspector, Phone, City & County
US Inspect, Frank DiFazio, (302) 540-2070, Lewes, Sussex
Cornerstone Home Inspection Service, Russell Sutton, (302) 537-6214, Ocean View, Sussex
Radon Detection & Consulting Services, James G. Stromberg, (410) 804-6924, Ocean View, Sussex