Richland Public Health: Your Expert Guide in Home Health and Safety
At Richland Public Health, we are steadfast in our commitment to protecting your home environment’s well-being and safety. Our primary focus is unearthing and addressing invisible threats like radon— a standard radioactive gas often overlooked. Leveraging our complimentary radon testing kits, we aim to intensify the safety standards of your indoor environment. You can also order more if needed here!
Radon: The Covert Threat in Your Residence
Unknown to many household owners, radon tends to be omnipresent in homes despite being colorless and odorless. As a pervasive radioactive gas, radon can become a grave health risk when it accumulates inside a home. Possessing specialized equipment and specialist knowledge, our professional radon testing team identifies the presence of radon effectively. We strongly advise regular radon testing to detect and eliminate this potential hazard, ensuring your home remains safe. Need more information? Check out Ohio’s Radon informational website to learn more.
Why Choose Richland Public Health for Comprehensive Radon Home Inspection?
Here at Richland Public Health, we offer meticulous radon home inspection services anchored in a deep respect for your health and comfort. Your safety is our topmost priority. Our team of experts utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and best practices to provide unrivaled radon testing. We encourage you to schedule an appointment for comprehensive radon testing to safeguard your home from the dangers of radon exposure. Together, we can establish safer and healthier home environments for all families.
Experience the difference that Richland Public Health brings to your home. Let’s collaborate to create a healthier world, one home at a time.
Every January is Radon Action Month! Make Sure That Your Radon Testing Is Completed!
Investing in radon testing and mitigation services is a prudent decision for any homeowner keen on ensuring the overall safety and well-being of their families. Through our services, radon gas inspectors can help you create a safer indoor environment, and more importantly, a better and healthier future.
The Environmental Health Division of Richland Public Health wants county residents to take advantage of “National Radon Action Month” and test their homes for the presence of radon gas. For those who have home inspections, make sure you are ahead of the curve and get Radon testing sooner than later!
Get a Free and/or Discounted Radon Test Kit
Health Department Encourages Testing of Homes for Radon Gas Presence.
Stay Informed About Radon: Facts and Implications for Home Inspections
Radon, a stealthy radioactive gas from the soil, poses an invisible risk to homeowners. While it’s odorless, colorless, and chemically inactive, radon is far from harmless. This gas is a natural byproduct of uranium degradation happening beneath our feet.
Fortunately, when radon molecules reach the open air, they tend to dissipate and pose no significant health risk. However, when this sneaky gas sneaks into enclosed spaces such as homes, it can accumulate to dangerous levels, posing a silent risk for residents. It’s estimated that about 1 in every 15 homes has high radon levels capable of affecting occupants’ health.
Why should this concern you as a homeowner? Well, radon is notoriously notorious as the second-largest cause of lung cancer in the United States, trailing behind only smoking. Annually, over 20,000 lung cancer fatalities are attributed to radon exposure, marking its significance.
That’s why at Richland Public Health, under the guidance of Joe Harrod, Director of Environmental Health, we advocate robustly for radon testing as part of a comprehensive home inspection.
The first step to mitigating the risk is understanding whether a problem exists, and our easy-to-use home testing kits can help homeowners do just that.
If an initial short-term radon test reveals a reading of 4.0 picocuries per liter of air or higher – EPA’s recommended action level – we advise a second, long-term test to evaluate the situation accurately. This sounds technical, but we aim to ensure you have all the information necessary for a safe and healthy environment.
The screening test spans 3 to 7 days, with results communicated within 5-7 days of sample submission. Conducting a radon home inspection with us can be life-saving. With the knowledge from radon testing, homeowners can take proactive steps to ensure their indoor environment remains a safe haven. Let us guide you through this process, transforming awareness into action against radon.
Radon and Indoor Air Quality
Questions or Comments
We'd love to hear from you. Contact us or take our survey to speak to one of our public health professionals or share your experience with our services. We value your feedback!