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Radon

Radon is a Cancer-Causing, Radioactive Gas.
You can’t see radon. And you can’t smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in  your home.
Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That’s because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that 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.


Radon Can Be Found All Over the U.S.
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. It can get into any type of building—homes, offices, and schools—and result in a high indoor radon level. But you and your family are most likely to get your greatest exposure at home, where you spend most of your time.


You Should Test For Radon.
Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon. EPA also recommends testing in schools. Testing is inexpensive and easy—it should only take a few minutes of your time. Millions of Americans have already tested their homes for radon.


You Can Fix a Radon Problem.
Radon reduction systems work and they are not too costly. Some radon reduction systems can reduce radon levels in your home by up to 99%. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels.


New Homes Can Be Built With Radon-Resistant Features.
Radon-resistant construction techniques can be effective in preventing radon entry. When installed properly and completely, these simple and inexpensive techniques can help reduce indoor radon levels in homes. In addition, installing them at the time of construction makes it easier and less expensive to reduce radon levels 
further if these passive techniques don’t reduce radon levels to below 4 pCi/L (pico Curies per Liter).  Every new home should be tested after occupancy, even if it was built radon-resistant. If radon levels are still in excess of 4 pCi/L, (pico Curies per Liter) the passive system should be activated by having a qualified mitigation specialist install a vent fan. For more explanation of radon resistant construction techniques, refer to EPA publication, Building Radon Out: A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Build Radon-Resistant Homes.

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A Citizen’s Guide To Radon -- The Guide To Protecting Yourself And Your Family From Radon.

Consumer’s Guide To Radon Reduction --How To Reduce Radon Levels in Your Home.

Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon

Local Efforts to Reduce Radon Risks -- Highlights and Lessons Learned.

Building Radon Out -- A Step by Step Guide On How To Build Radon-Resistant Homes.

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Surgeon General's Warning.

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In Dutchess:  Amenia, Annandale, Arlington, Bangall, Barrytown, Beacon, Beekman, Billings, Castle Point, Chelsea, Clinton Corners, Dover Plains, East Fishkill, Fishkill, Glenham, Holmes, Hopewell Junction, Hughsonville, Hyde Park, LaGrange, Milan, Millbrook, Millerton, North East, Pawling, Pine Plains, Pleasant Valley, Poughkeepsie, Poughquag, Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Rhinecliff, Salt Point, Staatsburg, Stanford, Stanfordville, Stormville, Tivoli, Union Vale, Verbank, Wappinger Falls, Washington, Wassaic, Wingdale,

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Last modified: September 28, 2011