EPA recommends that you fix your home if the radon level is 4 pCi/L or more in its assessment of health risks. Because there is no known safe level of exposure to radon, EPA also recommends that you consider fixing your home if the radon level is between 2 pCi/L and 4 pCi/L. EPA's estimate of 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year due to radon is based on the average radon concentration in American homes, which is about 1.3 pCi/L. The average concentration of radon in outdoor air is 0.4 pCi/L, or 1/10 of EPA's 4 pCi/L action level.

How Radon Enters A House

There are several proven mitigation methods for reducing radon in your home, but the one primarily used is a vent pipe system and fan, which pulls radon from beneath the house and vent it to the outside. This system, known as a soil suction radon reduction system, does not require major changes to your home. Sealing foundation cracks and other openings makes this kind of system more effective and cost-efficient. Similar systems can also be installed in houses with crawl spaces.

Laura Rossinow is trying to enlighten the public about the harmful affects radon gas can have and a simple test can determine if elevated levels are present. Call us today to find out more about radon testing and how to schedule your test. 

How Radon Contractors Can Help

Radon contractors can use other methods that might also work in your home. The right system depends on the design of your home and other factors. See EPA's Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction.

If we find you have elevated radon levels in your home, we will guide you to an NRPP Certified Radon Mitigation/Remediation Contractor.

Radon Abatement

Radon in Real Estate Transactions

Radon is becoming an important part of the real estate transfer process in Massachusetts. For a thorough discussion of the role of radon in buying and selling homes, see EPA's Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon.