Radon is a gas released into our soil that easily enters our homes through the foundations and well water. Radon kills nearly 22,000 people a year, but with test kits we are able to detect and fix radon problems.
Radon is the second leading cause of Lung Cancer in the USA, after tobacco smoke. It kills nearly 22,000 people each year, more than 800 of them in Georgia. Smokers are at an even higher risk of radon-induced lung cancer than nonsmokers by 7%.
Do I have a problem?
|Zone 1 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) (red zones)||Highest Potential|
|Zone 2 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (orange zones)||Moderate Potential|
|Zone 3 counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (yellow zones)||Low Potential|
Radon levels vary from home to home. Just because you’re in a Zone 3 or your neighbor has low levels of radon doesn’t mean you are safe. Test your home to be sure!
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers any radon test results above 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) to be high.
If the radon level in your home is above 4 pCi/L, you should get your home mitigated. Mitigation is the technique used to remove the radon in your home. You should you use a registered mitigator to ensure accurate work.