Real Environmental Services – Environmental Testing and Radon Testing

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Testing in Chicagoland, Southeast Wisconsin.



Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, you’re at high risk for developing lung cancer. Some scientific studies of radon exposure indicate that children may be more sensitive to radon. This may be due to their higher respiration rate and their rapidly dividing cells, which may be more vulnerable to radiation damage.​

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and the Surgeon General’s Office have estimated that as many as 20,000 lung cancer deaths are caused each year by radon. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon induced lung cancer costs the United States over $2 billion dollars per year in both direct and indirect health care costs. (Based on National Cancer Institute statistics of 14,400 annual radon lung cancer deaths – Oster, Colditz & Kelley, 1984).

Should you test for radon?

Testing for radon is the only way to know your home’s radon levels. There are no immediate symptoms that will alert you to the presence of radon. It typically takes years of exposure before any problems surface. The US EPA, Surgeon General, American Lung AssociationAmerican Medical Association, and National Safety Council recommend testing your home for radon because testing is the only way to know your home’s radon levels.

Radon is a national environmental health problem. Elevated radon levels have been discovered in every state. The US EPA estimates that as many as 8 million homes throughout the country have elevated levels of radon. Current state surveys show that 1 home in 5 has elevated radon levels.

Can you fix a radon the problem?

If your home has high concentrations of radon there are ways to reduce it to acceptable levels. Most radon problems can be fixed by a do-it-your selfer for less than $500. If you want or require the assistance of a professional you may wish to look at the list of certified radon mitigators for your state.

We have offices in Chicagoland and Southern Wisconsin area:

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May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

City testing of Chicago homes with water meters found nearly 1 in 5 sampled had brain-damaging lead in their tap water, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s water commissioner acknowledged Thursday that the city continued installing new meters after learning about the alarming results in June. Disclosure of the previously secret study of 296 metered homes comes…

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Radon tests are in after I-Team exposes district didn’t test for radioactive gas for decades
May 20, 2019

The results are in. Hillsborough County schools have been testing for radon in your children’s classroom after our I-Team revealed that the district had not tested for the radioactive gas in 20 years. The EPA recommends testing every five years. Investigator Adam Walser has the results and talked to the man in charge of overseeing the…

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State launches program to test day cares for radon gas
May 8, 2019

Real Inspection Services Can Professionally Test Day Cares for Radon. Call (312) 270-0500 or Book A Radon Test Below. ​State launches program to test day cares for radon gas – Indianapolis, IN The federal Environmental Protection Agency estimates one in five schools has a classroom with dangerous levels of radon— a carcinogen you can’t see or smell.…

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November 6, 2018

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Clearing the air on radon: BCSC to retest schools with readings that exceeded federal levels
October 10, 2018

Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. will retest some schools with rooms showing elevated radon levels to determine if new air-handling equipment has corrected the problem. Superintendent Jim Roberts said BCSC will spend about $8,500 to bring Alliance Environmental Group Inc., Indianapolis, to recheck several rooms at 10 schools or school buildings that five years ago tested…

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Radon: Cancer causing gas could be going undetected in area schools
September 20, 2018

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BCSC To Conduct Second Round Of Radon Testing
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Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation officials are planning a second round of radon testing for district buildings later in October.  BCSC tested for radon in 2013 and found rates in several buildings to be above the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended level of 4.0 picocuries per liter (pCi/L), the measurement of how much radon exists in the air.  Superintendent…

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