Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today, in addition to being a serious public health issue as well. Found all over the United States, radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas without color, odor, or taste, that is released from the radioactive decay of uranium in soil, rock and groundwater. Radon emits ionizing radiation during its radioactive decay to several radioactive isotopes known as radon decay products and enters indoor air primarily from soil under homes and other buildings. It is a known human lung carcinogen and is the largest source of radiation exposure and risk to the general public today. Most inhaled radon is rapidly exhaled; however, the inhaled decay products readily deposit in the lungs, where they irradiate sensitive cells in the airways increasing the risk of lung cancer. The only way to determine if a property is contaminated with elevated levels of radon is to test the air within the facility.
McCabe Environmental’s staff has been performing radon testing and inspection services since 1988. We have state certified Radon Measurement Specialists that utilize state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to collect air samples for testing radon. Our staff has provided radon testing services to universities, hospitals, public and private school systems, private homes and multi-family residential buildings, architect and engineering firms, property management companies, day care facilities, and major trasnportation authorities which makes us one of the most experienced and diversified firms in the radon testing industry today. Our expertise comes from providing services to both the public and private sectors, in both residential and occupational settings. We can handle any project of any size.