Radon Testing & Mitigation
Some Facts You Should Know:
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. and can get into any type of building – homes, offices, and schools – and build up to high levels. You and your family are most likely to get your greatest exposure at home where you spend most of your time.
The national indoor radon average is 1.3 pCi/L. EPA recommends that all homes that are 4.0 or higher be mitigated. The state of Idaho average radon is 6.0 pCi/L. Kootenai County’s average is 13.0.
AHIS has tested and mitigated radon in homes which were over 200 pCi/L. That is over 50 times higher than the recommended repair level set by EPA. The risk of getting lung cancer is 350 out of a 1000 people over the course of their lives even for non-smokers.
Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that exposure to 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. Schedule your inspection with America's Home Inspection Services today!