How is radon in air measured?
How is radon in air measured?

How is radon measured?

Understanding Results. Radon is measured in units of picocuries per liter (pCi/L) of air. Radon is naturally found in outdoor air at very low levels and some radon will always be in your indoor air. According to EPA, the average radon level in American homes is about 1.3 pCi/L.

Where is radon highest in house?

Radon levels are often highest in the lowest part of a home or building, so testing in the basement or first floor is a good place to start. Fix your home if a test shows elevated radon levels at or above 4 pCi/L. Find a certified contractor, get cost estimates and fix spaces with an elevated radon level.

Do Dehumidifiers help with radon?

No, buying a dehumidifier will not make radon go away. Research conducted by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has clearly disproved this idea.

Does a HEPA filter remove radon?

While HEPA or other high efficiency filtration can be used to remove particulates and reduce radon progeny in the air, it does not affect the radon gas concentration and therefore radon progeny will continue to be produced in the ambient air.

Can an air filter get rid of radon?

Yes, air purifiers help with radon gas reduction to some extent. The air purifiers with activated carbon filter technology are highly effective in trapping radon gas.