Radon Checkup

Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of uranium which is found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up and become a hazard to your health.

Nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the U.S. is estimated to have elevated radon levels. In Western New York the levels are a little higher. The further south you go from Lake Ontario the levels increase even more.  Erie County, for instance we find nearly 1 out of every 4 homes (21%) have recorded Dangerous levels of radon.  As you go south the numbers reach up to 43%.

You can download the EPA’s Home Buyers Guide to Radon: CLICK HERE

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Erie County Radon Levels
Wyoming County Radon Levels
Allegany County Radon Levels
Niagara County Radon Levels

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Erie County

Wyoming County

Allegheny County

New York Radon Information By County

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NY State Department of Health, Radiological Health/Radon

Health Hazard

The EPA, World Health Organization, Surgeon General and the American Cancer Society agree that  radon is carcinogenic. Its the second-leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking. And its the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.

Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year, according to the  EPAs Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes  publication. The numbers of deaths from other causes shown in the graph are from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention.

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How does radon get into your home?

Radon gets in through:

1. Cracks in solid floors

2. Construction joints

3. Cracks in Walls

4. Gaps in suspended floors

5. Gaps around service pipes

6. Cavities inside walls

7. Water supply

It is important to know the home you are buying is safe!

 Don't forget to include Radon testing as part of your home inspection.

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