How does Radon enter into a Building

Most soil gas reaching the surface is quickly diluted by the surrounding air.  In the event that a structure is built in or on top of the soil, the dilution of the radon does not take place as quickly, and the radon in the structure may accumulate. Several factors govern the extent of how much …

Health Effects of Radon

By Dr. Harriet Burge, EMLab P&K Chief Aerobiologist and Director of Scientific Advisory Board Radon is one of the “noble” gases (such as neon and argon). It is a naturally occurring element that is produced from radium which is part of the uranium decay series. Radon has a half-life of 3.82 days and during decay …

Analysis Techniques for Radon Testing

Most of the radon measurement techniques do not measure radon.  Each of the techniques described below measure an aspect of radon; but none of the techniques measure radon directly. When radon decays, it produces a decay chain, with its own daughters.  During its decay, it releases a “large” atomic alpha particle and the atom is …