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What are the average, high, and risky levels of radon?

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According to the Environmental Protection Agency:

  • 1.3 pCi/L is an average indoor level of radon.
  • 2.0 to 3.9 pCi/L is higher than average, and you should think about fixing your radon problem.
  • 4.0 pCi/L is high enough that you need to take action.

SOURCES:

Environmental Protection Agency: "A Citizen's Guide to Radon: The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Radon," "EPA Map of Radon Zones."

National Cancer Institute: "Radon and Cancer."

American Cancer Society: "Radon and Cancer."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on April 21, 2019

SOURCES:

Environmental Protection Agency: "A Citizen's Guide to Radon: The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Radon," "EPA Map of Radon Zones."

National Cancer Institute: "Radon and Cancer."

American Cancer Society: "Radon and Cancer."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on April 21, 2019

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