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Living with Radon

Is it risky? Similar to how radon gas is a decay product of uranium, radon decays into other toxic substances such as polonium, lead, and bismuth. When inhaled, polonium presents the greatest risk and can cause permanent damage to the delicate cells

Are we safe?

When the results are in after the 48-hour radon testing period and the overall average is below the Environmental Protection Agency’s action level of 4.0 pCi/L, we often get asked, “Are we safe?” Per the EPA, “Any radon exposure has

Radon and Vacant Homes

If you are buying or selling a home that has been vacant, you may be wondering if the home should be ventilated prior to the start of “closed home conditions” required for a radon test. The answer is no. Radon

Spikes and Dips

Radon levels can fluctuate widely hour-to-hour, day-to-day, month-to-month. To illustrate this, here are a few charts pulled from 48-hour residential radon tests that we have conducted here in Cincinnati recently: These spikes and dips are representative of the true nature of radon gas entry. But

This is Liz’s Story

Liz Hoffmann was diagnosed with radon-induced lung cancer in 2003. She is the president of Cancer Survivors Against Radon (CanSAR). Watch Liz’s story here. Liz truly is an inspiration. To learn more about her and her work, please visit the CanSAR

Isn’t radon just a hoax?

Here at Radon Diva, we hate to hear this. Simply stated, no. Radon is not a hoax. It is very real. And we aren’t the only ones who think so. Several health organizations have taken a stand on radon and

Passive vs. Active Mitigation Systems

We have received a really great question from a few buyers recently: If a mitigation system is already installed, should I still test for radon gas? Here is our recommendation on how to approach radon testing once you have been notified

Our Equipment

Not only is the Radon Diva team certified (and licensed) to test for radon, our equipment is also certified. Since you cannot see radon, taste radon, or smell radon, special equipment is needed to detect it. Radon Diva uses continuous

Radon and Smoking

We all associate lung cancer with cigarette smoke. But there is a natural gas, referred to as the “silent killer,” that also causes lung cancer – RADON. It’s actually the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers in the United

Hiring a Qualified Radon Tester

You’ve read up on radon gas, and you are now ready to have your home tested. Now what? When researching radon testers in Cincinnati, the very first step is to make sure the individual is certified and licensed by the Ohio Department


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