Radon Mitigation >> Radon Health Risk Information

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)and the Surgeon General strongly recommend taking further action when the home's radon test results are 4.0 pCi/L or greater. The concentration of radon in the home is measured in Radon Health Risk Information picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L). 

Radon levels less than 4.0 pCi/L still pose some risk and Radon Health Risk Information in many cases may be reduced. If the radon level in your home is between 2.0 and 4.0 pCi/L, EPA recommends that you consider fixing your home. The national average indoor radon level is about 1.3 pCi/L. The higher the home's radon level, the greater the health risk to you and your family. 

Smokers and Radon Health Risk Information former smokers are at especially high risk. There are straightforward ways to fix a home's radon problem that are not too costly. Even homes with very high levels can be reduced to below 4.0 pCi/L. EPA recommends that you use an EPA or State-approved contractor trained to fix radon problems. RPP Device number: 

A unique number assigned by the Program to each device submitted for performance testing. Secondary Services: A classification in the former RMP Program that has been incorporated into the current Residential Measurement Services category. Spiked sample: A controlled exposure in which measurement devices are exposed to a known radon or Radon Health Risk Information working level value and submitted for analysis (used to evaluate measurement accuracy).

Target value: The concentration of radon/radon decay products in the chamber at the EPA facility, Radon Health Risk Information as measured by the facility. (See also measured value and relative error.)Walk-in device: Device for measuring concentrations of radon or radon decay products that uses instruments that require a skilled operator at the sample site. 

Operators of such devices must bring them to an EPA radon chamber facility for the Program performance tests.Working level (WL): A unit of measurement of the concentration of radon decay products Polonium-218 through Polonium-214. One WL is equal to 100 pCi/l of radon in equilibrium with its decay products and Radon Health Risk Information will release 1.3 x 10 MeV of potential alpha energy per liter of air. 

WHAT DO YOUR RADON TEST RESULTS MEAN?If your radon level is below 4 pCi/L, you do not need to take action.If your radon level is 4 pCi/L or greater, use the following charts to determine what your test results mean. Depending upon the type of test(s) you took, Radon Health Risk Information you will have to either test again or fix the home.

NOTE: All tests should meet EPA technical protocols. CHART 1: Radon Test Conducted Outside Real Estate Transaction Type of Test(s) If Radon Level is 4.0 pCi/L or greater Radon Health Risk Information Single Short-Term Test Test Again* Average of Short-Term Tests Fix The Home One Long-Term Test Fix The Home 

If your first short-term test is several times greater than 4.0 pCi/L - for example *about 10.0 pCi/L or higher - you should take a second short-term Radon Health Risk Information test immediately. CHART 2: Radon Tests Conducted During a Real Estate Transaction (Buying or Selling a Home)Type of Test(s) If Radon Level is 4.0 pCi/L or Greater Single Active Short-Term Test (this test requires a machine)

Fix The Home Average of 2 Passive Short-Term Tests*(these tests do not require machines)Fix The Home One Long-Term Test Fix The Home Use two passive short-term tests and average the results. *WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT? If your radon level is 4.0 pCi/L or greater, you can call your State radon office (1-800-XXX-XXXX) to obtain more Radon Health Risk Information information, including a list of EPA or State-approved radon contractors who can fix or can help you develop a plan for fixing the radon problem. 

You may also call the Radon Fix-It Line at 1-800-644-6999 between noon and 8 pm M-F,EST/EDT for more information and assistance. This toll-free line is operated by Consumer Federation of America, Radon Health Risk Information a nonprofit consumer organization. Thank you for using Radon Testing Company. We encourage you to follow EPA's and the Surgeon General's advise and fix the home if the radon level is 4 pCi/L or greater. 

APPLICATION DEVICE CHECK LISTS The devices listed here represent EPA's best effort to identify devices used separately or as components for the measurement of radon or radon decay products in indoor air. The checklist is based on Radon Health Risk Information information received directly from the manufacturers and suppliers. 

Only devices used by participants in meeting RPP device performance test requirements have been included. Devices will be added to the checklists as they meet RPP Radon Health Risk Information device performance test requirements. The radon measurement devices included in these checklists are not endorsed or approved by EPA and should not be interpreted as such.

The checklists are necessary to complete the Radon Proficiency Program (RPP) Application, Part C. Each checklist is arranged alphabetically and will ensure that Radon Health Risk Information participants in the Program identify devices consistently. EPA has grouped the devices into four separate checklists. Information on how to use them is included in the instructions that accompany the RPP Application. 

Information contained in these checklists will be updated periodically to add devices and new technologies used by successful participants. If the device you are applying for is not included in one of the checklists, Radon Health Risk Information you should call or fax the Radon Proficiency Program Information Service (RIS) at TEL:(800) 962-4684, (334) 272-2797, or FAX: (334) 260-9051, or write the: RPP Quality Assurance Coordinator c/o Sanford Cohen & Associates, Inc. 1000 Monticello Court Montgomery, AL 36117

Applicants completing Part C, Section 3 of the Application will be notified by the RQAC to mail in the appropriate number of devices for the performance test. Those completing Part C, Section 4 will receive a notification from the RQAC to either mail in a specific device or appear at the designated EPA facility to complete the performance test. 

Some devices can be either walked or mailed in for the device performance test. These devices are included in Checklist Nos. 3 & 4, and are annotated with a " + ".Currently, Radon Health Risk Information the Program does not provide for proficiency determinations for organizations that measure for radon in soil or water. Only devices that are determined to be appropriate for the measurement of radon or radon decay products in indoor air will be added to this list. 

RADON PROFICIENCY PROGRAM (RPP) APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS General Information This Application may be used to enter any component of the Radon Proficiency Program or to amend an Application that you have already submitted. The completed Application must be legible; Radon Health Risk Information please print or type all information entered (except for signatures). Applications that are illegible or are incomplete will not be accepted and will be returned to the applicant.

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