We provide personal, dedicated and professional radon mitigation services to Rochester NY and the following counties:
Monroe, Livingston, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Steuben, Wayne, Ontario, Yates and Allegany Counties
EPA Recommendations for Radon Mitigation:
Radon is estimated to cause thousands of lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year. If you live in Rochester NY, the EPA has determined that you live in a moderate to high potential for high levels of radon.
What is Radon?
Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. The Surgeon General and the EPA recommend testing for radon and reducing radon in homes that have high levels.
Why is Radon the Public Health Risk that it is?
Exposure to Radon gas it the second leading cause of lung cancer, second only to smoking. Since Radon is odorless, tasteless and invisible you may not be aware that your home is contaminated with this proven carcinogen. For smokers the risk of lung cancer is even more significant due to the synergistic effects of both radon and smoking combined. About 62 people out of 1,000 will die of lung-cancer, compared to 7.3, in this high risk group alone. The risk of Radon to your health was underscored in 1988 when Congress added Title III on Indoor Radon Abatement to the Toxic Substances Control Act and the U.S. Surgeon General issues a warning urging Americans to test and reduce the radon levels in their homes.
High Potential for High Radon in Rochester Area?
Most counties in Western NY have been rated as having a high potential for high levels of Radon gas. Unfortunately, many people presume that because the "recommended" level for action is 4 pCi/L, that levels lower than this are "safe". This perception is too common in the residential real estate market causing many to never have their homes tested. We recommend that all homes be tested, especially if you spend much time in your basement, and thatradon mitigation techniques be implemented to protect your family.