If you are buying or selling a home, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and the Surgeon General’s Office strongly recommends 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 have the longest exposure.
It is estimated that nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the United States has an elevated radon level.
About 1 in 2 homes in Ohio have enough radon to pose a SIGNIFICANT risk to the occupants. You cannot 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 houses with or without basements. In fact any home with ground contact (including mobile homes) has the potential for having high radon levels.