Radon is a radioactive gas that you cannot see or smell. It is not able to be detected by carbon monoxide or smoke detectors. The average person receives a higher dose of radiation from radon in their home than from all other sources combined.
Radon forms from the decay of radioactive elements, such as uranium, found in rocks and soil throughout the world. According to the US Surgeon General, Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US.
East River South Dakota is in the Red Zone of high radon levels meaning the average home has higher than the recommended action level.
Why Test for Radon?
Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers in the US.
What is Radon?
Codington County has an average measurement of 7.4Pci/L
Brookings County has an average measurement of
According to the EPA, the maximum “acceptable” level of radon is 2.0 pCi/L.
An EPA-approved radon test is the only way to determine your home's radon level.
It's important to remember that no level of radon is safe. The recommended action levels are merely guidelines by which the W.H.O. and E.P.A. suggest that homeowners take measures to reduce the levels within their home.