Radon is linked to 21,000 deaths per year
Testing your home for radon is fast and easy! If you are in the process of buying or selling your home, radon can become a significant issue. High radon levels can not only cause you a great deal of harm but can chase away prospective buyers. It is estimated that 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year are attributed to radon gas exposure. Radon seeps into the lower levels of a house through the soil. It finds its way in through cracks in the foundation, sump pits, poorly sealed pipes, crawl spaces, or any other point in the house with soil exposure. Whether you live in a new construction or an older home, radon is a reality. Without proper testing, you will have no idea that you and your family are being subjected to this invisible killer. The good news is that proper mitigation can eliminate Radon as a health threat. A radon test can take as little as two days to complete. After the test is complete, the results are mailed to the laboratory to be analyzed. If radon levels are found to be high, there are several ways to lower the concentrations, the most expensive being professional mitigation.
- Test your home for radon — it’s easy and inexpensive.
- Fix your home if your radon level is 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L), or higher.
- Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk, and in many cases can be reduced.
*Radon is estimated to cause about 22,000 lung cancer deaths per year, according to EPA’s 2003 Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003). The numbers of deaths from other causes are taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2005-2006 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Report and 2006 National Safety Council Reports.