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 an Ohio Licensed Radon Mitigation Specialist.  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.  The EPA recommends homes between 2 and 4 pCi/L consider mitigation.  

Testing is the only way to know if radon is a problem in your home, call us today at 419-503-3644 to schedule your radon test.


If Your Home’s Radon Level Is…

That’s the same as Smoking…

Or the same as getting…

100 pCi/L

200 Cigarettes Per Day

5,000 Chest X-Rays per year

40 pCi/L

80 Cigarettes Per Day

2,000 Chest X-Rays per year

20 pCi/L

40 Cigarettes per Day

1000 Chest X-Rays per year

15 pCi/L

30 Cigarettes per Day

750 Chest X-Rays per year

10 pCi/L

20 Cigarettes per Day

500 Chest X-Rays per year

8 pCi/L

16 Cigarettes per Day

400 Chest X-Rays per year

4 pCi/L

8 Cigarettes per Day

200 Chest X-Rays per year

2 pCi/L

4 Cigarettes per Day

100 Chest X-Rays per year

1.3 pCi/L

2.5 Cigarettes per Day

50 Chest X-Rays per year

0.4 pCi/L

(Average outdoor radon level)