Why a One-Time Radon Test Isn't Enough

Radon gas, a radioactive element, is a silent and invisible threat that could be found in any type of buildings. With 26% of Americans working from home, monitoring your radon levels year-round has never been more crucial. Let's dive into why relying solely on a one-time radon test may not provide comprehensive protection against the lung cancer causing radon gas. Discover the importance of continuous monitoring with Ecosense's home radon detectors and understand why detector sensitivity matters.


Why Test Your Home for Radon Gas:

Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that can seep into homes through the ground. Given the increased amount of time spent indoors, particularly with the rise of remote work, minimizing exposure to this radioactive gas has never been more important. Radon is a primary cause of non-smoker lung cancer, making it imperative to regularly test and monitor radon levels within your indoor living space.

EcoBlu early radon detection and continuous radon monitoring

Radon risks can be prevented with early radon detection and continuous radon monitoring with EcoBlu

Why a One-Time Test Isn't Enough:

1. Long-Term Exposure and Lung Cancer Risks:

It's essential to recognize that the risk of lung cancer is directly related to long-term exposure to high radon levels. A one-time test may provide a snapshot, it fails to capture the fluctuations in radon concentrations over extended periods. Consequently, it doesn't provide the assurance that your home is consistently safeguarded against the potential dangers of high radon levels

2. Seasonal Variations:

Radon levels are known to fluctuate from season to season, with possible higher concentrations in winter and lower levels in summer. A single radon test conducted at a specific time may not reveal the full spectrum of radon data throughout the year.

3. External Factors:

Weather conditions, including factors like rain and air pressure, as well as household activities such as opening doors/windows or activating the ventilation system, can exert a substantial influence on radon levels. Without ongoing monitoring, it becomes difficult to promptly identify and address potential risks stemming from these external factors.

EcoQube device and mobile app - long-term monitoring view

Long-term monitoring view with the EcoQube mobile app to assess radon exposure risks over longer period of time

Why Detector Sensitivity Matters:

Most radon detectors utilize sensors that display only a rolling 24-hour average concentration. This approach may overlook the ups and downs in radon levels since recent hourly data is averaged with the previous 23 data points.

Ecosense's radon monitors, however, boast enhanced sensitivity. They provide real-time insights into radon concentration fluctuations, allowing you to identify activities that impact radon levels. For instance, you can observe how radon levels drop after turning on the mitigation system fan or even leaving a window open, with 10-minute live updates.

Moreover, these monitors go beyond by calculating radon averages for the day, week, month, and year, providing a comprehensive overview of radon exposure trends.

RadonEye device display top and mobile app radon trend

Monitor radon fluctuations with the RadonEye mobile app in real-time


Protecting yourself and your loved ones from the dangers of radon exposure requires a proactive and continuous approach. Relying solely on a one-time radon test is insufficient, given the dynamic nature of radon levels and the various external factors at play. Ecosense's home radon detectors offer the sensitivity needed for real-time monitoring, empowering you to make informed decisions and take actions that can significantly reduce lung cancer risks. Invest in your health and home by embracing the importance of continuous radon monitoring with Ecosense. Your well-being is worth the commitment.

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