Most people consider radon gas to only be a problem with personal homes because that’s where we spend most of our time. However, owners or renters of commercial property should not ignore the risk of radon gas in their businesses.
Many employees spend eight or more hours per day working in the office, and if radon levels are high, it could put them at risk for lung cancer. Radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that about 21,000 people die per year from radon-induced lung cancer.
Employers should ensure their workplace is a safe and healthy environment for employees and patrons. The good news is that radon testing and mitigation is simple with Utah Radon Services!
Radon can be a problem in any commercial building including:
The EPA recommends mitigation when the building tests at or above 4.0 picocuries per liter (pCi/L). However, we recommend considering mitigation if your building tests at or above 2.0 pCi/L, especially if people spend prolonged periods of time inside.