Radon is a carcinogenic gas that comes from the decomposition of rock and soil. Most likely attributed to the high concentration of sedimentary rock in the Hudson Valley and the Catskill Mountains, our area is in the EPA's Zone 1. This means we average higher than 4.0 pCi/L (the action level for mitigation). Radon is leading-cause of non-smoking lung cancer and can only be detected through proper testing.
Our team uses ELAP certified (NYS LAW) continuous radon monitors and ELAP certified canisters. Our monitors allow for quick turnaround time on results and give a readout of the radon fluctuations during the test (see below). We work with EPA certified laboratories to bring you results you can trust. Other inspectors setting monitors and canisters that are not ELAP certified are not acceptable in New York State.
We have had results as high as 28 pCi/L in Delaware County and 22 pCi/L in Ulster. The image below shows 7.8 pCi/L in Marbletown. We highly recommend including this test with your home or commercial inspection.