You may have heard about the dangers of radon gas and how important it is to have your home tested for this invisible hazard. However, radon gas may also seem like an elusive and mysterious problem that leaves you with more questions than answers. While you may expect that high levels of radon gas are dangerous, is there a “safe” level that wouldn’t pose a threat to you and your family?
Here are a few quick pieces of information about radon gas that can help answer some of your questions:
- The home environment is the number one contributor to exposure to radon gas.
- The EPA has stated that any exposure to radon gas poses a threat of lung cancer, and the lower the levels you can achieve in your home, the lower your risk of illness.
- The geographic location of your home affects the amount of exposure to radon gas you will receive.
- Radon Act 51 sets the standard for “safe” radon levels at 0.4 pCi/L (picoCuries per Liter) of air, and recommends that homes tested at 4pCi/L or higher take actionable steps towards some form of radon mitigation to achieve lower levels.
While you can purchase radon gas testing kits at your local hardware store, having a professional complete testing with high-quality equipment may result in more detailed measurements of your home’s radon gas levels.
At Astrid Environmental Services, we will be happy to assist you with your radon testing and give you viable radon mitigation solutions if your levels are high. Contact us today to learn more about our services.