AEI’s trained staff can conduct radon surveys according to the EPA radon-testing protocol, utilizing short-term “charcoal liquid scintillation” testing kits. We then issue letter reports explaining the testing findings. AEI provides radon testing and consulting services to public and private clients. Our trained professionals provide cost-effective solutions to radonconcerns. AEI assists property owners and lenders to identify and reduce the environmental hazards associated with radon and if applicable, assists in finding licensed radon mitigation contractors as well as conduct follow-up testing.
Radon is a colorless and odorless radioactive gas that can be found in commercial buildings and homes across the United States. Nearly one out of every 15 homes in the US is estimated to have an elevated radon level (4 pCi/L or more). Radon originates from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and infiltrates the air. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, radon is the second most frequent cause of lung cancer.
In June 2003, the EPA revised its risk estimates for radon exposure in homes. EPA concluded that the effects of radon and cigarette smoking are synergistic, thus radon offers a higher risk of harmful effects than for non- smokers. EPA’s revised estimates are based on the National Academy of Sciences 1998 BEIR VI (Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation) Report which concluded that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.