EPA Guide to Radon
Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon
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EPA Recommends, 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.
EPA estimates that radon causes thousands of cancer deaths in the U.S. each year. *Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year, according to EPA's 2003 Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003).
The numbers of deaths from other causes are taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2005-2006 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Report and 2006 National Safety Council Reports.
How to Find Out if You Have Radon
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