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RADON TESTING

Please reach out if you would like to have your home or office tested for radon.

Per California Department of Public Health, “Radon has been found in every county of the State. Radon Potential Maps are used to speculate where high levels of radon might be found. These maps WILL NOT tell you how much radon is in your home or any other location. The ONLY way to know if radon is present is to test.”  The EPA zone map, however, shows that Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties are the only ‘Zone 1’ Counties in the state (Zone 1 being higher concentrations).  

EPA recommends considering remediation if levels are 2 to 4 picocuries per liter.  Studies have shown average levels of less than 1 picocuries per liter in CA, with Ventura County region being higher.

Why is radon dangerous?

Radon is a gas that you cannot smell, taste or see. Radon forms naturally when uranium, radium and thorium break down in rocks, soil and groundwater. People can be exposed to radon primarily from breathing radon in air that comes through cracks and gaps in buildings and homes.

Breathing in radon can cause health problems. Radon is estimated to be the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, responsible for over 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

 

 

 

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