Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas. It forms naturally from the decay (breaking down) of radioactive elements, such as uranium, which are found in different amounts in soil and rock throughout the world. Radon gas in the soil and rock can move into the air and into underground water and surface water.
Radon is present outdoors and indoors. It is normally found at very low levels in outdoor air and in drinking water from rivers and lakes. It can be found at higher levels in the air in houses and other buildings, as well as in water from underground sources, such as well water.
For testing, I use the Sun Nuclear 1028 model. It provides hour by hour test results, I can get an immediate average result back, and it’s tamper proof. Testing can be no less than 48 hours for proper readings.
For more information about radon, be sure to visit the EPA website.