Protect Yourself and Your Family From Radon
Radon levels can soar during the colder months when residents keep windows closed and spend more time indoors. As many as 22,000 people die from lung cancer each year in the United States from exposure to indoor radon.
January is National Radon Action Month. On behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), PHCC urges you to test your home for indoor radon gas. Approximately one home in 15 across the nation has unacceptably high radon levels; in some areas of the country, as many as one out of two homes has high levels.
- Test your home for radon; it’s easy and inexpensive. Find a test kit here.
- Fix your home if your 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.
For more information, read EPA’s “Citizen’s Guide to Radon.”
To find out who can help test your home and make it safe, be sure to contact your local HVAC professional. Click on PHCC’s Find a Contractor referral service. Or, call our toll-free number at 800-533-7694.