Testing all home for radon, it's easy and
Fixing home if your radon level is
4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher.
Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas.
You can't see radon. And you can't smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in
Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That's
because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer. In fact,
the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung
cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths.
If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer
is especially high.
Radon can be found all over the N.J.
Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock
and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon can be found all over the U.S.
It can get into any type of building, homes, offices, and schools, and result in a
high indoor radon level. But you and your family are most likely to get your greatest exposure at home, where you spend most of your time.
You should test for radon.
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. EPA also recommends testing in schools.
Testing is inexpensive and easy.
Sellers are responsible for mitigating Radon if found at elevated level during testing, the mitigation cost usually runs into 1,000s of dollar.