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Radiation Testing

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Ottawa & Montreal

 

Following the nuclear catastrophe several years ago in Fukushima, Japan, a growing number of Canadians are concerned about nuclear radiation making its way into their homes.

This concern is not unfounded as, each day, debris from the nuclear accident in Japan is washing up on the shores of the West Coast.

Harmful radiation can also enter our homes through soil, water, air, food, and building materials. However, because we cannot see, smell or feel it, we have no idea if we are being exposed to harmful rays.

That’s why radiation testing and monitoring is so important. At Mold Busters, we have started offering radiation testing services to give you peace of mind that your home and your loved ones are safe. Contact us today and ask about our radiation testing services.

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Professional Air Quality Testing Services

What is radiation?

Unfortunately, we cannot completely eliminate radiation from our lives. Whether we realize it or not, radiation is everywhere. The sun, radios, TVs, microwaves and the radiators that keep us warm during the cold winter months all emit different kinds of radiation.

Some types of radiation are more dangerous than others including alpha particles, beta particles, gamma rays and x-rays. At high doses, these forms of radiation can damage our cells and our DNA, leading to radiation poisoning, cancer and death.

These particles and rays cannot be seen, heard, tasted, smelled, or felt. So if you’re concerned about radiation exposure and radiation poisoning, you should monitor radiation levels in and around your home regularly. We can help–call us today and book your inspection.

Radiation in your home

If you’re worried about elevated radioactivity in your home, make sure to get the following items in your home tested for radioactive contamination:

  • Granite countertop and other building materials
  • Water filters and air filters
  • Antiques, watch and clock dials and smoke detectors
  • Metal objects
  • Soil and water (especially if you live near a uranium mine)
  • Food

You should also check for radioactive contamination if you live near a nuclear power facility or following a nuclear emergency such as the ongoing crisis in Fukushima, Japan as radioactive materials can spread and travel in the air and on contaminate objects.

For fast, professional and reliable services, call Mold Busters today. Same-day service in Montreal and Ottawa.