Radon Gas Test (Earth Energies)
Radioactive Radon gas rises to the surface and emits harmful alpha radiation which builds up to dangerous levels in poorly ventilated living/working spaces. Radon-222 is the product of a slow decay of Uranium -238 constantly converting to a more stable configuration with fewer neutrons by emitting alpha particles and electrons.
IBE Standard (SBM-2008)
|Exposure Type||Units||No Concern||Slight Concern||Severe Concern||Extreme Concern|
|Radioactive Radon in becquerel per m3||Bq/m³||< 30||30- 60||60 – 200||> 200|
A test kit can be ordered from Air Check Inc lab in the U.S. Conduct the test at your basement and send back the sample to the lab for a test. It must reach the lab in less than 4 days. The lab sends back the results within a week.
Radon test was conducted in the basement of a house under assessment. The sample was sent back to Air Check Inc lab in the U.S. The result was sent back (no concern):
|Radon test results||0.8 pCi/L = 29.6 Bq/m³ [EPA action level for indoor radon is 4.0 pCi/L= 148 Bq/m³]||Rating: No concern|
1 Bq/m³ = 0.027027027 pCi/L