Facts About Radon

Fast Facts About Radon Gas

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • Testing for radon is easy, cheap and can done by anyone. If you are purchasing a home it will be necessary to have a certified testing company perform the test.


Outdoor mitigation
  • 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.

  • 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 are below 1pCi/L.

  • 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

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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