Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that occurs naturally in soil, rock, groundwater and outdoor air. Radon gas is given off by radioactive elements such as uranium and radium. Radon becomes hazardous to human health when it accumulates inside buildings. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers radon to be a leading cause of lung cancer in the US, second only to smoking. The EPA has issued guidelines for safe levels of radon and recommendations for remediation when radon levels exceed the “action level”. Testing buildings for radon is easy, inexpensive and extremely important.
At the Institute for Environmental Assessment, Inc. (IEA), we provide radon testing and other indoor air quality consulting to schools, hospitals, commercial buildings and government agencies. We have been offering environmental health and safety consulting services to clients throughout the upper Midwest and beyond since 1984.
- Test for radon using alpha track radon detectors
- Report results
- Develop remediation plans
For information about our radon testing, remediation and other indoor air quality services, contact IEA. Call us toll–free at 800.233.9513. With offices in Minnesota, we serve the upper Midwest and beyond.