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The World Health Organization Lowers Radon Action Level

Jun 17, 2016 4:13:11 PM

Radon Action Levels

Our radon specialists get this question all the time, "What level of radon is safe in my home?"

The World Health Organization recently conducted a Radon Gas study for four years with the involvement of 100 scientists from 30 different countries. Based on the research that was completed, WHO recommends homeowners take action to have radon remediated from their homes if they test at or above a 2.7 piC/L, which is lower than the EPA recommended level of a 4.0. 

Considering that Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, second only to smoking, WHO's research led them to believe that even at relatively low levels, radon gas can still cause lung cancer. Safe Radon Levels in your home

Even though the EPA has an action level of a 4.0, that is when they say a homeowner should be very concerned. They also say that there is no safe level of radon, and homeowners should consider radon removal at a 2.0. 

Both organizations believe it is critical to have your home tested for radon gas to detect elevated levels. 

The research that was conducted by WHO shows that even by providing information regarding the dangers of radon gas at low levels, getting people to act on it has only so far been successful in a few countries. 

If you never had your home tested for radioactive radon gas, do not hesitate to contact Radon Eliminator for a discounted residential radon test. If your home tests at an elevated level, we will also provide you with a free quote for a radon mitigation system to remove the radon from your home. 

Contact us today for a discounted radon test or mitigation quote! 

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