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Elevated Radon Levels Are No Cause For Alarm!

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 improvement.

Very little 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 gas.

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.

For more 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  Radon TeleMonitor.

 


 
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