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Jay Takahashi – Certified by AARST-NRPP
American Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists – National Radon Proficiency Program
Residential Measurement Provider
AARST-NRPP ID 105998RT
Jay is a Residential Measurement Provider for Standard and Analytical Services, and knows the EPA radon measurement protocols for the placement and retrieval of radon measurement devices. He has demonstrated knowledge of the proper interpretation of results obtained in residential settings. He is also able to characterize trends in radon concentration and determine unusual conditions arising from such influences as weather changes or occupant tampering of a test. To maintain this additional classification, Jay must follow strict quality assurance, quality control guidelines, and device-specific protocols and calibrate each instrument annually. Although this classification is specific for measurements in homes, it does not preclude the ability to conduct radon measurement surveys in large buildings or to take samples for radon in water, provided that the appropriate protocols are followed.
What is Radon?
- It is a gas.
- It is naturally occurring.
- It is inert and cannot be seen or smelled.
- It enters buildings from the soil beneath them.
- It is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas.
Should you be concerned about Radon?
- Radon enters the interior air space of a building.
- When you inhale, you breathe in both radon and radon decay products. The radon is exhaled, but the radon decay products will stick to the lung tissue. Before your lungs can clear the radon decay products, they can further break down and irradiate the lung tissue.
Can you fix a Radon Problem?
- If radon levels are high, there are ways to fix this problem. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels.