We’ve run across a string of Radon issues in homes lately and the danger factor can not be over emphasized. This stuff is deadly. What makes it so dangerous is that you don’t even realize that you’re being poisoned.
In the Gainesville and Lawrenceville areas alone we know of homes that have more than 5 times the action level listed below. One Lawrenceville resident, has a confirmed lung cancer diagnosis due to Radon Poisoning. The homeowner told us that she has never been a smoker or been exposed to much 2nd hand smoke.
- Test your home for radon — Radon Inspections are easy and inexpensive.
- Fix your home if your radon level is 4 picocuries per liter, or pCi/L, or higher.
- Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk, and in many cases may be reduced
* Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year, according toEPA’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.