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Source: EPA publication 6604J "Air and Radiation risk chart

Source: EPA publication 6604J "Air and Radiation
risk chart


Radon - an odorless, tasteless, invisible gas.

What's the Risk with Radon?

There is no scientific doubt that exposure to high Radon gas levels can cause lung cancer. EPA estimates that approximately 20,000 people die each year as a result of radon exposure and recommends that ALL homes built in high radon areas incorporate radon prevention measures at the time of construction. The state of Indiana is classified as a Zone I Radon Area. This means that the average home in the state exceeds the EPA action level of 4.0 pCi/l. A pico curie ("peeko curee") is a unit of measurement for radiation. Living in a home at 4.0 pCi/l is the equivalent of each family member smoking half a pack of cigarettes every day. For this reason, the World Health Organization lowered its recommended action level from 4.0 to 2.7 pCi/l in 2009.



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