Radon seeps from the earth’s bedrock into your property. This gas is colorless, odorless, and radioactive. It accumulates in indoor spaces and poses a health risk to those breathing it. While no immediate health effects are associated with short-term exposure to radon, long-term exposure has increased lung cancer risk.
So, what’s a safe level of radon gas? This blog will try to bring some light to a complicated question to answer.
The Radon Gas Threat
There is no definitive answer to this question as there is no level of radon exposure that has been proven to be 100% safe. However, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set an “action level” of 4.0 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) of air. In other words, if everyone in the U.S. were exposed to radon at this level over their lifetime, an estimated 16,000 lung cancer deaths would occur each year.
Am I At Immediate Risk If My Radon Levels Are Below 4.0 pCi/L?
If you tested your home or business for radon and the levels are below 4.0 pCi/L, you are not currently at risk for health complications associated with radon exposure. However, this doesn’t mean that you should not take steps to reduce your exposure to radon gas.
Reducing Your Exposure to Radon Gas
If you have had your home or business tested for radon and the levels are above 4.0 pCi/L, you can take steps to reduce your exposure and bring levels down to a safer range. The most important one is to contact a radon control company. They’ll install a radon mitigation system, which can significantly reduce the levels of radon gas in your home or business.
Lower The Radon Levels By Installing A Radon Mitigation System Today!
Radon is an invisible killer. It’s the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer after smoking and claims the lives of over 20,000 Americans each year. Don’t become a statistic. If you’re concerned about radon gas exposures on your property, don’t wait to take action. Contact the experts at Radon Control Services today and get a free quotation for your new radon mitigation system!