Keep Your Family Safe

If you're buying or selling a home, the EPA recommends you have it tested for radon. This dangerous gas can cause serious adverse health effects with long-term exposure. First Due Home Inspection in Lakewood, Avon & Westlake, OH will test your home with the most up to date equipment and form a comprehensive report that will be sent to you.

Email us today if you need radon testing services.

Why do you need radon testing?

Radon testing is an essential procedure for keeping your home and family safe and healthy. Extended exposure to high levels of radon may result in:

  • Lung cancer
  • Childhood leukemia
  • Damage to your lung cells

With such serious consequences to exposure, you'll want a residential radon testing pro to examine your home. Our experts will test your home and identify where radon could enter. They'll then recommended how to proceed with your situation.

Contact us now to schedule your residential radon testing.

What is Radon?

Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. Radon gas is inert, colorless and odorless. Radon is naturally in the atmosphere in trace amounts. Outdoors, radon disperses rapidly and, generally, is not a health issue. Most radon exposure occurs inside homes, schools and workplaces. Radon gas becomes trapped indoors after it enters buildings through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Indoor radon can be controlled and managed with proven, cost-effective techniques.

Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked. On January 13, 2005, Dr. Richard H. Carmona, the U.S. Surgeon General, issued a national health advisory on radon.

Secondhand smoke is the third leading cause of lung cancer and responsible for an estimated 3,000 lung cancer deaths every year. Smoking affects non-smokers by exposing them to secondhand smoke. Exposure to secondhand smoke can have serious consequences for children's health, including asthma attacks, affecting the respiratory tract (bronchitis, pneumonia), and may cause ear infections.

  • For smokers the risk of lung cancer is significant due to the synergistic effects of radon and smoking. For this population about 62 people in a 1,000 will die of lung-cancer, compared to 7.3 people in a 1,000 for never smokers.

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