What is Radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas that is invisible and odourless. It is formed by the disintegration of radium, which is a decay product of uranium. Radon emits alpha particles and produces several solid radioactive products called radon daughters.
Radon is emitted by radium in the ground, groundwater and building materials. It can enter the indoor air where it and its decay products accumulate in poorly ventilated areas. Harmful levels of radon and radon daughters can accumulate in confined air spaces, such as basements and crawl spaces.
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At Canadian INvironmental Services, we can provide testing if you suspect you have a radon problem. If you are concerned about radon in your home, please give us a call and we will testing services for you.