Facts About Radon
Here the facts about radon have been boiled down to a short list of the most important things you need to know to protect your health and that of your family.
Fast Facts About Radon Gas
What is Radon?
- Radon is a naturally occurring gas that seeps up through the ground as other elements such as radium and uranium decompose.
How does Radon affects us?
- Radon gas is the the #1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Smokers are at a much higher risk. Learn more...
- Recent estimates cite that about 21,000 deaths per year are attributed to radon gas exposure.
Where is Radon found?
- Radon is everywhere, but it's the indoor build up of radon than can cause health issues.
- Elevated radon levels are found in all 50 states in the US and across Canada. 1 in 15 homes in the US have high radon levels. View the radon risk map...
- All types of homes have radon, even new construction. Do not assume that just because your neighbors levels are low, that yours will be also.
At what point should action be taken?
- The average indoor level in the US is 1.3pCi/L. The average outdoor level 0.4pCi/L.
- The EPA's action level is 4pCi/L. Remember radon is a radioactive gas and the EPA suggests that you may want to consider fixing your home even with levels between 2 and 4pCi/L.
- The World Health Organization now recommends 2.7pCi/L as a worldwide standard.
Learn more interesting facts about radon gas at... www.epa.gov
Can high Radon levels be fixed?
- An elevated radon level shouldn't deter you from purchasing a home. Radon levels can be reduced to levels approaching outdoor averages or better. 85% of the radon mitigations performed by our company result in levels below 1pCi/L.
These are some basic radon facts about this cancer causing gas. Radon gas is a serious health threat and needs to be taken seriously, but unfortunately this often occurs after it's to late.
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