Radon Risk If You Smoke

Radon Risk If You Smoke

 

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

 

Did You Know?

Radon Mitigation Solutions

Radon Mitigation Interior

Radon Mitigation Exterior

 

Radon Mitigation is simply removing the radon from your home or office. This can be achieved through many different ways. For homes on a basement or sub-slab the most reliable being a sub-slab depressurization system. If your home is on a crawl space then you would want a sub-membrane depressurization system. Below you will find a small guide to how Iowa Radon Testing and Mitigation Services goes about installing a Radon Mitigation System.

 

Should You Mitigate?

 

The EPA recommends that everyone should mitigate if the results of the test are 4.0pCi/l or more. So what does 4.0pCi/l mean. Well lets put it in everyday terms. According to Radon Awareness "If you live in a home for 1 year that has exactly 4.0 pCi/L then your radiation exposure is the same as 200 chest x-rays per year."

 

What We Inspect

 

We inspect every home as if it were are own. We take the time to carefully inspect all possible aspects of Radon exposure in your home.    

    * Foundation and support structure
    * Fireplaces
    * Roof systems
    * Basement seepage
    * Safety controls
    * Water heater
    * Ventilation
    * Electrical capacity & components
    * Structural integrity
    * Steps and stairs
    * Heating system  (A licensed HVAC  
       technician will inspect your heating and
       cooling system.)
    * Central Air Conditioning system
    * Walks and driveways
    * Built-in appliances
    * Plumbing system & fixtures
    * Garages, Carports, Workshops or other
       external buildings
    * Surface drainage
    * Windows & doors
    * Insulation
    * Gutters & downspouts
    * Decks
    * Sump pumps
    * Wood destroying insects
    * Visible gas lines

Contact Us today to set up an appointment and receive a discount when ordered online.

Iowa Radon Mitigation & Testing Systems LLC

Robert Sisneros

Cell Phone:     319.573.6636

Office Phone:  319.227.4015

Fax:                 319.227.6069

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