Is There A Safe Level Of Radon Gas?
A safe level of radon gas in your home is no radon gas. Radon is a radioactive gas that causes lung cancer. The EPA tells us that any radon exposure can cause a risk of contraction lung cancer.
The lower level of radon in your home, the lower risk you and family will have at contracting lung cancer. On average a person will be exposed to a higher dose of radiation from the levels of radon in their home than from any other radiation source, whether is it natural or man-made. Radon gas come from a naturally occurring process from the decay of uranium in soil. Depending on where you live, the radon levels can be extremely high.
What Is An Acceptable Level Of Radon Gas?
Although there is no "safe" level of radon gas, the EPA has set aside an "action limit" for radon gas exposure. It is important to keep in mind that "action limit" does not imply safety.
The EPA recommends that corrective measures be taken if your home tests at a four pCi/L or above. However, this is not to be taken as a "safe" level or radon gas in the home. The risk of contracting lung cancer at a level of 2.0 pCi/L is still greater than the risks allowed for carcinogens in water and food.
There is no level of radon gas that is completely safe, as with most things in life it is up to you to decide the benefits and costs of your acceptable level of radon gas in your home. If your home has never been tested and you are concerned about your radon exposure, have a test done in your home.
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