Should I Get My Home Tested?
If you are buying or selling a home, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the Surgeon General's Office strongly recommend that you obtain the current radon level of the home.
Radon is present everywhere, but is most dangerous in your home, since that is where you and your family has the highest exposure.
It is estimated that nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the United States has an elevated radon level. About 1 in 3 homes in Ohio have enough radon to pose a SIGNIFIGANT risk to the occupants.
You can not predict the levels based on state, local, and neighborhood measurements. Do not rely on other radon test results taken in other homes near you to estimate the radon level in your home. Homes that are next to each other can have different indoor radon levels. Testing is the only way to find out what your home's radon level is.
Radon can be found in all types of homes, OLD or NEW, and house with or without basements.
Zone 1counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L
Zone 2counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L
Zone 3counties have a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L