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.

Why is it a problem?

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?

What's considered a high test result?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers any radon test results above 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) to be high. 

How do I fix my high results?

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.

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Resources

The UGA Radon Education Program receives funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA).

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