Elevated Radon Levels Are No Cause For
Radon Problems are very
easily and inexpensively fixed by an EPA or state qualified contractor.
Although the cost may vary depending on the size and design of the home,
it seldom runs more than $800 - $1500.
Radon mitigation systems really work,
permanently reducing concentrations by up to 99%. And since most
designs completely prevent soil air from entering the house, you may
notice other indoor air quality improvement as well.
Radon control systems in no way diminish the
dollar value of the home and are accepted nationally as a home
maintenance is required and operating costs are generally $10 per month
for fan electricity and minor loss of conditioned air.
Radon Control Systems guarantee ALARA.
Finally, since reduction systems lower radon
concentrations so effectively and eliminate peak fluctuations, living in a
mitigated home reduces one's risk of radon related lung cancer to as low
as reasonable achievable (ALARA), even lower than living in most houses
testing below the EPA Action Level (4pCi/l) with no control system.
Consumer Federation of America (CFA) in
conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) strongly
recommends that all home buyers test for the presence of elevated radon
Radon, a class A
carcinogen, is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.
Your family may be at even higher risk if there is a smoker in the home.
The EPA recommends remediation if radon levels are 4 picoCuries (pCi/l) or
higher. Nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the U.S. is estimated to
have elevated radon.
information, please refer to the EPA's "Home Buyer and Seller's Guide to
Radon" and "Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction." To receive
your copies, call the EPA's Policy and Public Information Branch at
202-233-9400 or your state radon program director. The Consumer
Federation of America's toll free Radon Fix-It Line is for consumers whose
test results are 4 pCi/l or higher. Call 800-644-6999 weekdays
between noon and 8 PM EST for live operations.
When ordering a radon test, insist on the Radalink