October 18, 1962: Founder Dr. Jim Burkhart PHD was stationed at Johnston Atoll in the Pacific as the US Air Force conducts Shot Chama of Operation Dominic I and II - and Starfish Prime . These were relatively lightweight, small diameter hydrogen bombs meant to fit onto an ICBM. The tests, which took place during the Cuban Missile Crisis, yielded 1.6 megatons and created a nuclear electromagnetic pulse (NEMP) that shut down Hawaii's power grid over 933.97 miles away. This was the beginning of his 48+ year career as a nuclear and quantum physicist.
Starting in 1985, he founded The Radon Measurements Lab at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs physics dept. (UCCS). The Radon Measurements Lab has been serving the Colorado area for over 3 decades and has helped in publishing many articles, protocols and courses about the concerns and effects of radon world-wide. This makes The Radon Measurements Lab one of the most prestigious and longest continuing operating Radon laboratories in the Country.
Our facility is now housed in the El Paso County Health Department, and have performed over 300,000 tests, furthering our goal in providing the most scientifically accurate results possible within a controlled lab environment.
Additionally, the Radon Measurements Lab follows strict quality control/quality assurance programs to ensure the most accurate results, using cutting edge technologies and custom developed software.
We are proud to work with Mitigation, Realty and Home inspection companies across the Nation that strive to protect homeowners from the very hazardous but also fixable radiation emitted from Radon. In fact, Colorado as some of the highest concentrations of Radon in the country making it a good research state to apply reliable scientific standards and proper testing protocols.
The only way to be sure of the radon within your home is of course to test. Our lab offers extremely reliable and accurate tests kits with up to 99.9% accuracy.
We look forward to having you as a new client and are very grateful for our current long lasting faithful ones.