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Friday, November 16th, 2018 by Adeline Collins
Radon is a gas that you can’t see, smell, or taste but the toll it can take on your health is toxic. The good news is that radon testing kits are effective and inexpensive. Before you begin testing for radon, it is essential to educate yourself on how radon is measured.
Radon is measured in pCi/L, which stands for picocuries per liter. This measurement is relatively small, but with radon, any trace is harmful to your health. There are five different levels of radon exposure: ranging from 1.0 as the smallest amount of radon exposure and 5.0 as the most dangerous degree of exposure.
The EPA holds a standard that if radon detects at or above 4.0, action should be taken immediately to lower the exposure. Any level below 4.0 is accepted, but remember any exposure to radon is unhealthy.
If your radon testing kit comes back at 4.0 or above, don’t worry, there is a way to lower the exposure levels. Be sure to contact your local radon mitigation professional for an estimate. Radon mitigation systems are an effective way to reduce radon exposure to a healthier amount.