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What is Radon ?

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. It comes from the decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. Radon gas is colorless, odorless, and without taste. The presence of radon in a home cannot be detected by human senses. The only way to know if your home contains radon gas is to test. EPA recommends that homes with high Radon concentration above 4 pCi/L be mitigated. There are many straight-forward reduction techniques that will work in almost any home

You cannot predict radon levels based on state, local, and neighborhood radon measurements. Do not rely on radon test results taken in other homes in the neighborhood to estimate the radon level in your home. Homes which are next to each other can have different radon levels. Testing is the only way to find out what your home's radon level is.

We are licensed in Ohio to perform Radon measurements. Radon InfoBrian "B.K." Thompson's Ohio license number is RT654. We are members of (AARST) American Association of Radon Scientists and technologists. We are in partnership with Radalink testing equipment and Laborites which utilizes top of the line radon measurement instruments. We perform radon tests in Lorain, Cuyahoga, Erie, Huron and Medina counties.

Our Testing Technology

All Radalink Monitors utilize pulsed ion chamber technology. Ambient air passively diffuses into the chamber in which the radon atoms (as well as the subsequent polonium decay products) disintegrate, emitting alpha particles. The alphas (positively charged ions) create bursts of additional ion pairs by knocking electrons from surrounding air atoms. Negative ions will pulse to the positively charged probe; positive ions will pulse to the negatively charged cylinder wall. The pulses are counted by the electrometer and stored hourly by the computer. Detector efficiency is computed by exposures to known radon concentrations to determine the pulse counts per hour per pCi/l. Unlike open-cage ion detectors that can record spurious counts and severely bias the measurement, Radalink's ion chamber is specially shielded to eliminate interference from vibrations, electrical line noise, cellular phones and microwave energy.

For general questions about Radon,

Contact our radon specialist: 1-(800)-295-4655


We offer state approve continuing education courses on several topics. In 2011 we will be providing a Ohio State approved course on Radon. We will come to your office and present the topics of your choice.

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