Cinnaminson, New Jersey, October 10th, 2022
Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural radioactive decay of radium, which is a natural decay product of uranium. Scientifically, "radon" is known to be radon-222, the most abundant isotope of the element radon. As a noble gas, radon is colorless, odorless, and chemically inert. It cannot be detected by human senses. Also, since radon is not chemically reactive with most materials, it will move freely as a gas. Radon has a radiological half-life of 3.8 days and can move substantial distances from its point of origin.
“Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year, according to EPA's 2003 Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003).” said Joseph Frasca, Senior Vice President of Marketing at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “The numbers of deaths from other causes are taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 1999-2001 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Report and 2002 National Safety Council Reports.”
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. EMSL's Radiological Department is a diversified laboratory which provides a wide range of radiochemical analysis. The division includes analysis of radon in air and water, as well as capabilities to detect alpha, beta, and gamma radiation in a wide variety of environmental samples.
EMSL’s corporate office is location at 200 Route 130 North, Cinnaminson, NJ. To learn more about our Radon testing services, visit our website at www.EMSL.com. You can contact us for further information at email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Toronto lab at (289) 997-4602.
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is one of the leading testing laboratories throughout the United States and Canada. EMSL is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider specializing in fast laboratory results for mold, bacteria, Legionella, USP <797>, pathogens, asbestos, lead, soot, char & ash from fires, VOC’s, odors, radon, formaldehyde, indoor air quality, microbiology, environmental, industrial hygiene, radiological, food, beverage & consumer products, and material testing services for the identification of unknown substances. EMSL services both professionals and the general public. EMSL maintains an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies including, but not limited to A2LA, AIHA-LAP, LLC (AIHA-LAP, LLC EMLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC IHLAP, AIHA-LAP, LLC ELLAP), NVLAP, CDC ELITE, CPSC, CA ELAP, NY ELAP, TX DOH, NJDEP, and multiple other state accrediting agencies. Please visit our website at www.EMSL.com for a complete listing of accreditations. In addition, EMSL carries a wide range of Sampling Equipment and Investigative Products for environmental professionals.