Because of increased air movement from HVAC systems, varying occupancy times, unusual radon entry mechanisms and structural features, radon concentrations in commercial structures are often hard to characterize. The Department of Nuclear Safety sets stringent guidelines for radon measurement in commercial buildings, and RDS is licensed to perform radon measurements in these structures.The risk of developing radon-induced lung cancer increases with increased exposure times, not just elevated levels. With the amount of time spent each day at work, it is likely that commercial buildings are the second largest source for exposure to the gas. Because radon is odorless, tasteless and colorless, the only way to know the radon level in any building is to test.
If you are interested in including radon testing as part of your indoor air quality management, please call our office or email us for a quote. A copy of the building floor plan and a five minute phone interview will be helpful in determining both the testing strategy and the cost.