Radon Testing

“1 in 3 Utah homes has cancer-causing radon at potentially harmful levels…”

“Radon levels tend to be higher during the winter months and they vary throughout the year. Testing should be done in the lowest living area of a home, which is typically a basement, and air should be collected for at least 48 hours. The EPA, she said, advises homeowners to execute two tests to validate the numbers.” – KSL

By Wendy Leonard | Posted – Dec 6th, 2011

https://www.ksl.com/article/18373214/1-in-3-utah-homes-has-cancer-causing-radon-at-potentially-harmful-levels

2ND CAUSE OF LUNG CANCER

“Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates. Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have NEVER smoked. On January 13, 2005, Dr. Richard H. Carmona, the U.S. Surgeon General, issued a national health advisory on radon.” -EPA

https://www.epa.gov/radon/health-risk-radon 

REMEDIATION CAN COST ~$1,500

“Depending on the construction of a home, mitigation systems cost roughly $1,500.” -KSL

By Wendy Leonard | Posted – Dec 6th, 2011

https://www.ksl.com/article/18373214/1-in-3-utah-homes-has-cancer-causing-radon-at-potentially-harmful-levels

Radon Risk If You Have Never Smoked

Radon Level If 1,000 people who never smoked were exposed to this level over a lifetime*… The risk of cancer from radon exposure compares to**… WHAT TO DO:
20 pCi/L About 36 people could get lung cancer 35 times the risk of drowning Fix your home
10 pCi/L About 18 people could get lung cancer 20 times the risk of dying in a home fire Fix your home
8 pCi/L About 15 people could get lung cancer 4 times the risk of dying in a fall Fix your home
4 pCi/L About 7 people could get lung cancer The risk of dying in a car crash Fix your home
2 pCi/L About 4 person could get lung cancer The risk of dying from poison Consider fixing between 2 and 4 pCi/L
1.3 pCi/L About 2 people could get lung cancer (Average indoor radon level) (Reducing radon levels below
2 pCi/L is difficult.)
0.4 pCi/L   (Average outdoor radon level)
Note: If you are a former smoker, your risk may be higher.
* Lifetime risk of lung cancer deaths from EPA Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003).
** Comparison data calculated using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 1999-2001 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Reports.

https://www.epa.gov/radon/health-risk-radon

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