RADON LEVELS ARE HIGHER IN NH THAN IN MOST STATES. BE SAFE, UNDERSTAND RADON RISK IN Portsmouth
Testing for radon in your Portsmouth, NH home or business is becoming critical. As many as one in three Granite State homes are estimated to have elevated levels of this odorless, colorless, tasteless yet harmful gas. Exposure to this naturally occurring carcinogen, which results from the breakdown of radium, poses an increased risk of developing certain cancers, including those of the lung and stomach.
According the Surgeon General there is no safe or acceptable level of this gas, and radon is the leading cause of lung cancer nationally in non-smokers. State and federal agencies do recommend taking measures to lower the radon concentrations in the air of your home. They also recommend testing of your water if radon levels in the air of your home or business meet or exceed 4.0 picocuries per liter (pCi/L 4.0).
The professionals at Capital Well Clean Water Center will test the radon levels in your well and if needed, provide prompt treatment and removal.
The graphic below represents radon risk levels derived from test samples during a multi-year study of 24,000 wells across the state, and shows the percentage of homes within each town registering at or above the 4.0 pCi\L recommended, safe limit.
If the percentage of homes tested in your town are at or above the recommended limit, your radon action level is high. Additionally if you think any trace radon amounts are just not acceptable to you, then further measures, such as the testing of your well water, and/or the potential installation of a radon removal and mitigation system should be considered.
Again, there is no safe amount of radon, so even if your town is in a low percentage range, it is still wise to test your well and air quality to make absolutely sure radon isn’t a potential health problem for your family. Any radon air quality reading in the home greater than 4.0 pCi/L and you should contact a professional to have your water tested!
Portsmouth, NH radon levels – percentage of homes testing above recommended levels.
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Capital Well Clean Water Center offers testing, treatment, mitigation and removal of the potential hazards of radon contamination in your Portsmouth, NH drinking, showering and household appliance water. Testing is the first step toward the removal of this harmful chemical, and using a licensed water treatment contractor is your surest route to clean, clear and safe water. Call us today at, (800) 924-1192, for a consultation.