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 U.S., second only to smoking. The EPA, National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) and the American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (AARST) have issued guidelines for safe levels of radon and recommendations for remediation when radon levels exceed the “action level” of 4.0 picoliters (pCi/L). Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) requires radon measurement professionals to be licensed by the State of Minnesota as of January 1, 2019.
At the Institute for Environmental Assessment, Inc. (IEA), our licensed radon measurement professionals provide radon measurement and ventilation remediation recommendation consulting to large buildings such as 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.
- Short and Long term radon measurements and continuous radon monitors
- Provide technical report results and recommendations
- Assist with ventilation remediation actions and provide radon management plans
For information about our radon testing, remediation recommendations 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.