There is always going to be some amount of Radon in every property.  The average indoor radon concentration is about 1.3 pCi/l, which is a low and safe level.  Elevated levels (4.0 or above) have been detected in single family homes, condominiums, and even in high-rise condominiums. What the property next door has may or may not be an indicator of the level in your home.  Each property is different.  The only way to know if you have a safe, or unsafe level of radon is to conduct a radon test.  



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MYTH:  Radon levels become elevated because properties are vacant or

             "locked up" for extended periods of time.

FACT:   Radon gas reaches a certain level, and vacillates at that level.  

             It does not continue to build and build.  Unsafe levels of radon have been  

             found in properties that are occupied, and safe levels have been found in  

             properties that are unoccupied

MYTH:  All you have to do is open your doors and windows to get rid of Radon.

FACT:  This can reduce Radon levels temporarily, but is not a permanent fix.  

            Once you return the property to closed-home conditions, it takes less than 24              hrs for the radon levels to rise once more, and become elevated to the same                level as it was before the property was "aired out".


In the U.S., exposure to radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, and the second leading cause among smokers.  The E.P.A. estimates exposure to radon gas to be responsible for approximately 21,000 deaths per year.  The E.P.A. recommends taking action (mitigation) when radon levels are at, or above 4.0 pCi/l.

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What is Radon?   Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas.  It's colorless, odorless, and tasteless.  It comes from the decay of uranium (or radium) within the earth. It has been speculated to come from the aggregate in concrete and other building materials, such as, but not limited to earthen stones like granite, marble, and quartz etc. (in trace amounts).  

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