Radon is a preventable health threat to many New Yorkers. Forty counties of NYS are considered EPA Zone 1 High Risk radon counties. This means that on average, their radon level is greater than the action level of 4.0 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) Fortunately there are effective techniques for mitigating radon in an existing house. When building a new home, radon resistant new construction techniques are more cost effective and efficient at reducing radon.
Radon Control for Existing Houses courtesy of National Radon Program Services.
Radon Resistant New Construction courtesy of New York State Department of Health.
For more information visit www.health.ny.gov section What is Radon Mitigation?
Inspection and Radon Testing Information.