Hey Radon (anti) fans…

I know. You thought I forgot about Radon. You know, the #2 cause of lung cancer after smoking? November is Radon month. And, November is not done yet. So, if you have a ground floor (or basement), and have not bought a Radon detector yet, I suggest now is the time.

I’m a fan of the Airthings Wave. Recommended to more than a few people who turned out to have a need for Radon remediation. Drop a couple of AA in, put it in the spot in your basement w/ the most moisture or least air flow, sync your phone to it, and, a couple of weeks later you will either worry, fix, or be happy. And then, since Radon varies a lot over the course of time, it will keep you up to date if you have a problem.

A common issue I hear is “its not in my area”, or “my neighbour checked, and no problems, why should I?”. Radon is hyper local, and very seasonal. You bought a CO detector, right? You bought a smoke detector, right? Chances are much much higher (100x) that you will have Radon than CO.

Now, if you live in a 2nd-floor+ apartment, Radon doesn’t climb, its heavy. So you can ignore this. Its generally carried in ground-water, so it comes in cracks in your foundation, your sump-hole, etc.

The good folks at AirThings have some VOC sensors now too (for other indoor air-quality issues caused by volatile organic compounds). And it includes a cute-little bedside sensor. Checks you out for mold, etc too.

Anyway, be safe out there. You may be using your basement more than you did in the past as a home-office these days, get some peace of mind with some Radon detection today!






One response to “Hey Radon (anti) fans…”

  1. Stefan

    Based on your recommendation, got the Airthings Wave yesterday for our Canadian home. Just under the Radon-month wire.

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