CHAMPIA 2What if Elevated Radon Levels are Found?

If elevated radon levels are found in a home you are considering purchasing, the EPA recommends that you request that the seller mitigate (reduce) them. Experts agree that the minimum levels of radon in a home are about 1.2 pCi/L. You probably won’t be able to get them that low, but you definitely want them to be under 4 pCi/L.

Radon is an odorless, tasteless, invisible gas. It is produced as uranium decays in soil and water. It can be hazardous when found in highly concentrated areas in homes and other buildings. That’s why it is essential to have a house tested for radon not only before you make the purchase but periodically thereafter, as well.