Radon: Myths and Facts

Radon: Myths and Facts

MYTH: Not everyone is sure radon really is an issue.
FACT: All major health organizations (like the Centers for Disease Control, the American Lung Association and the American Medical Association) agree that radon may cause lung cancer.

MYTH: Radon only affects homes with basements.
FACT: How the house has been built can affect the radon levels. However, radon can be in any kind of homes: old or new, insulated, homes with and without basements.

MYTH: Radon is only a problem in specific areas.
FACT: High radon levels have been found in every state. Uranium is in the soil in any part of the country and therefore radon can be everywhere.

MYTH: If my neighbor tested the house and the radon levels are low, I am pretty sure I am good.
FACT: You may not. Radon levels can vary greatly from home to home. You need to test your home to be sure.

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Arizona and Radon Gas

Radon presence in Arizona is more severe than you might expect.

Arizona has been tracking radon test results since 1993, and based on these results:  

  • The average concentration of radon in homes in Arizona is 2.9 pCi/L
  • 1 in 4 homes in the state of Arizona are above the EPA recommended 4.0 pCi/L
  • The maximum concentration of radon found in a home in Arizona is 55.8 pCi/L
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