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Radon Testing is Important in the Bismarck - Mandan area.

Radon is a radioactive gas that is developed by the decomposition of Uranium. It flows through the ground and pushes against the foundation of your home. 

Radon is heavier than air and settles in the basement.

According to the EPA, a level above 4.0 should discuss Radon Mitigation. 

I have listed the EPA radon health risk grid below.

Think about testing your home for radon if any of these are a concern. 

From the EPA Website;

Radon is a higher Risk If You are a Smoker.

From "A Citizen's Guide to Radon: The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family From Radon"

Radon Level If 1,000 people who smoked were exposed to this level over a lifetime*... The risk of cancer from radon exposure compares to**... WHAT TO DO:
Stop smoking and...

20 pCi/L About 260 people could get lung cancer 250 times the risk of drowning Fix your home

10 pCi/L About 150 people could get lung cancer 200 times the risk of dying in a home fire Fix your home

8 pCi/L About 120 people could get lung cancer 30 times the risk of dying in a fall Fix your home

4 pCi/L About 62 people could get lung cancer 5 times the risk of dying in a car crash Fix your home

2 pCi/L About 32 people could get lung cancer 6 times the risk of dying from poison Consider fixing between 2 and 4 pCi/L

1.3 pCi/L About 20 people could get lung cancer (Average indoor radon level) (Reducing radon
levels below 2 pCi/L is difficult.)

0.4 pCi/L About 3 people could get lung cancer (Average outdoor radon level)
Note: If you are a former smoker, your risk may be lower.

* Lifetime risk of lung cancer deaths from EPA Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003).
** Comparison data calculated using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 1999-2001 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Reports.

Radon Risk If You've Never Smoked

Radon Level If 1,000 people who never smoked were exposed to this level over a lifetime*... The risk of cancer from radon exposure compares to**... WHAT TO DO:

20 pCi/L About 36 people could get lung cancer 35 times the risk of drowning Fix your home

10 pCi/L About 18 people could get lung cancer 20 times the risk of dying in a home fire Fix your home

8 pCi/L About 15 people could get lung cancer 4 times the risk of dying in a fall Fix your home

4 pCi/L About 7 people could get lung cancer The risk of dying in a car crash Fix your home

2 pCi/L About 4 person could get lung cancer The risk of dying from poison Consider fixing between 2 and 4 pCi/L

1.3 pCi/L About 2 people could get lung cancer (Average indoor radon level) (Reducing radon levels below
2 pCi/L is difficult.)

0.4 pCi/L (Average outdoor radon level)
Note: If you are a former smoker, your risk may be higher.

* Lifetime risk of lung cancer deaths from EPA Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003).
** Comparison data calculated using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 1999-2001 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Reports.