ALL residential rentals in Maine MUST be tested by a State of Maine Registered Professional for Radon by March 2014. TP Environmental is registered with the State of Maine ME#26001P.
Here’s a link to the new law.
Radon testing is simple and inexpensive. All homeowners and business should be aware of their radon levels. Radon test can be purchased at your local hardware or big box stores. Or call TP Environmental for a estimate for your Radon Testing or questions you may have. 207-991-0171
Radon is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer and a serious public health problem in the US. Found all over the US, radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas without color, odor, or taste that comes 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. Radon gets into the indoor air primarily from soil under homes and other buildings. Radon is a known human lung carcinogen and is the largest source of radiation exposure and risk to the general public. Most inhaled radon is rapidly exhaled, but 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 contains elevated radon concentrations is to test the air within the facility. The best time to test for Radon is in the winter months as closed house conditions are required.