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?

Areas that Iowa Radon Mitigation & Testing Systems Covers

 

  • Alburnett, Iowa
  • Amana, Iowa
  • Atkins, Iowa
  • Belle Plaine, Iowa
  • Bertram, Iowa
  • Blairstown, Iowa
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Center Point, Iowa
  • Central City, Iowa
  • Conroy, Iowa
  • Coralville, Iowa
  • East Amana, Iowa
  • Ely, Iowa
  • Fairfax, Iowa
  • Frytown, Iowa
  • Hiawatha, Iowa
  • High Amana, Iowa
  • Hills, Iowa
  • Homestead, Iowa
  • Iowa City, Iowa
  • Kalona, Iowa
  • Keystone, Iowa
  • Ladora,Iowa
  • Lisbon, Iowa
  • Little Amana, Iowa
  • Luzerne, Iowa
  • Marengo, Iowa
  • Marion, Iowa
  • Martelle, Iowa
  • Mechanicsville, Iowa
  • Middle Amana,Iowa
  • Millersburg, Iowa
  • Mount Vernon, Iowa
  • Newhall, Iowa
  • North Liberty, Iowa
  • Norway, Iowa
  • Palo, Iowa
  • Parnell, Iowa
  • Richmond,Iowa
  • Riverside,Iowa
  • Robins, Iowa
  • Shellsburg,Iowa
  • Shueyville, Iowa
  • Solon, Iowa
  • South Amana, Iowa
  • Springville, Iowa
  • Stanwood, Iowa
  • Swisher, Iowa
  • Toddville, Iowa
  • VanHorne, Iowa
  • Victor, Iowa
  • Vinton, Iowa 
  • Watkins, Iowa
  • Walford, Iowa
  • Wellman, Iowa
  • West Amana, Iowa
  • West Branch, Iowa
  • Whittier, Iowa
  • Williamsburg, Iowa