Radon is a colorless, odorless naturally occurring gas, it comes from the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. Exposure to elevated levels of radon can occur in homes where radon enters through cracks and voids in the foundation. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and it is the #1 cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Levels of radon can vary from home to home, neighborhood to neighborhood and county to county.
From the map below, many counties we serve are either in a Zone 1 or 2 which means many of the homes are at risk of having elevated levels of radon. Since we cannot see, smell or taste radon the only way to find out if radon is a concern is to test. The EPA recommends every home be tested for radon. The EPA has set an action level of 4 pCi/L, homes above this level should be mitigated by a licensed radon mitigation company. The action level is not a safe level, as there are no “safe” levels of radon gas, but even homes that are below 4 pCi/L can takes steps to reduce radon exposure.
Zone 1: Counties with predicted average indoor screening levels greater than 4 pCi/l
Zone 2: Counties with predicted average indoor screening levels from 2 to 4 pCi/l
Zone 2: Counties with predicted average indoor screening levels less than 2 pCi/l