Don’t rely on radon test results taken in other homes in the neighborhood to estimate the radon level in your home
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the country. One in 15 homes has a high level of indoor radon. This is a problem you should be concerned with. In fact, the U.S. Surgeon General and the EPA recommend that all homes be tested.
Don’t panic – homes that demonstrate high radon levels can be fixed by stopping the inflow and cleaning up the residue.
Two Reasons Why You Need to Test for Radon in Nashville?
1. Radon Has Been Found In Homes All Over the U.S. and Tennessee.
It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Radon can also enter your home through well water. Your home can trap radon inside.
Any home can have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. In fact, you and your family are most likely to get your greatest radiation exposure at home. That is where you spend most of your time.
Nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the United States is estimated to have an elevated radon level (4 pCi/L or more). Elevated levels of radon gas have been found in homes right here in Nashville. Contact your state radon office for information about radon in your area.
2. EPA and the Surgeon General Recommend That You Test Your Home
Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon.
You cannot predict radon levels based on state, local, and neighborhood radon measurements. Do not rely on radon test results taken in other homes in the neighborhood to estimate the radon level in your home. Homes which are next to each other can have different radon levels.
Testing is the only way to find out what your home’s radon level is.
For more information on radon, check out the EPA site or schedule a radon inspection for your home in the Nashville area.
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