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 A Citizen’s Guide to Radon

The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Rado​

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Radon Guide for Tenants


This guide is for renters. It explains what radon is, how to find if there is a radon in the home and what can be done if there are high radon levels in the home.

Purpose of This Guide 
This guide is for people who rent their apartments or houses. The guide explains what radon is, and how to find out if there is a radon problem in your home. The guide also talks about what you can do if there are high radon levels in your home

Information about Radon in Drinking Water

Radon is a gas that has no color, odor, or taste and comes from the natural radioactive breakdown of uranium in the ground. You can be exposed to radon by two main sources:

*radon in the air in your home (frequently called "radon in indoor air") and

*radon in drinking water. 

Radon Testing Massachusetts

Maintaining your radon reduction system takes little effort and keeps the system working properly and radon levels low.​

Radon reduction systems work. Some radon reduction systems can reduce radon levels in your home by up to 99%. The cost of fixing a home generally ranges from $800 to $2,500 (with an average cost of $1,200).​

Your costs may vary depending on the size and design of your home and which radon reduction methods are needed. Hundreds of thousands of people have reduced radon levels in their homes.​

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2 Billion

Radon-induced lung cancer costs the United States over $2 billion dollars per year 

35 times

A family whose home has radon levels of 4 pCi/L is exposed to approximately 35 times as much radiation as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission would allow if that family was standing next to the fence of a radioactive waste site

NOT SAFE

It is important to note that the action level is not a safe level, as there are no “safe” levels of radon gas

1 in 100

Most scientists agree that the risk of death for radon at 4 pCi/L is approximately 1 in 100

20k

20,000 lung cancer deaths are caused each year by radon

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"U.S. SURGEON GENERAL HEALTH ADVISORY"
"Indoor radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and breathing it over prolonged periods can present a significant health risk to families all over the country. It's important to know that this threat is completely preventable. Radon can be detected with a simple test and fixed through well-established venting techniques."    — January 2005​

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There are several methods that a contractor can use to lower radon levels in your home. Some techniques prevent radon from entering your home while others reduce radon levels after it has entered.

EPA generally recommends methods which prevent the entry of radon. Soil suction, for example, prevents radon from entering your home by drawing the radon from below the house and venting it through a pipe, or pipes, to the air above the house where it is quickly diluted.​

Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon

If you are buying or selling a home, have it tested for radon.  For a new home, ask if radon-resistant construction features were used and if the home has been tested. 

Fix the home if the radon level is 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher.  Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk and, in many cases, may be reduced.  Take steps to prevent device interference when conducting a radon test.

RADON - important links about Inside Air Quality

 

  • Explain working levels (WL) and picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L).
  • Are radon measurements accurate and reliable?
  • Are we sure that radon is a health risk?
  • How can you find a qualified radon service provider in your area?

RADON facts

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