Cancer Risks of Radon Exposure

Radon Risks Comparison . . .

. . . for Smokers versus Non-Smokers

More bad news for smokers. If you smoke and you are consistently exposed to dangerous radon levels throughout your life, your chances of getting lung cancer are much higher than if you did not smoke.

How much more at risk are smokers? See the comparison charts below:

Radon Risk - IF YOU SMOKE

Exposure Risk - If You Smoke
Radon Level If 1,000 people who smoked were exposed to this level over a lifetime... The risk of cancer from radon exposure compares to... WHAT TO DO:
Stop smoking and...
20 pCi/L About 260 people could get lung cancer 250 times the risk of drowning Fix The Home
10 pCi/L About 150 people could get lung cancer 200 times the risk of dying in a home fire Fix The Home
8 pCi/L About 120 people could get lung cancer 30 times the risk of dying in a fall Fix The Home
4 pCi/L About 62 people could get lung cancer 5 times the risk of dying in a car crash Fix The Home
2 pCi/L About 32 people could get lung cancer 6 times the risk of dying from poison Consider fixing between 2 and 4 pCi/L
1.3 pCi/L About 20 people could get lung cancer (Average indoor radon level) (Reducing radon levels below 2 pCi/L is difficult.)
0.4 pCi/L About 3 people could get lung cancer (Average outdoor radon level) (Reducing radon levels below 2 pCi/L is difficult.)
*Note: If you are a former smoker, your risk may be lower.

 

Radon Risk - IF YOU HAVE NEVER SMOKED

Exposure Risk - If You Have Never Smoked
Radon Level If 1,000 people who smoked were exposed to this level over a lifetime... The risk of cancer from radon exposure compares to... WHAT TO DO:
Stop smoking and...
20 pCi/L About 36 people could get lung cancer 250 times the risk of drowning Fix The Home
10 pCi/L About 18 people could get lung cancer 200 times the risk of dying in a home fire Fix The Home
8 pCi/L About 15 people could get lung cancer 30 times the risk of dying in a fall Fix The Home
4 pCi/L About 7 people could get lung cancer 5 times the risk of dying in a car crash Fix The Home
2 pCi/L About 4 people could get lung cancer 6 times the risk of dying from poison Consider fixing between 2 and 4 pCi/L
1.3 pCi/L About 2 people could get lung cancer (Average indoor radon level) (Reducing radon levels below 2 pCi/L is difficult.)
0.4 pCi/L   (Average outdoor radon level) (Reducing radon levels below 2 pCi/L is difficult.)
*Note: If you are a former smoker, your risk may be lower.

 

Protect your family with a radon test:

We are fully-certified radon testing and mitigation professionals serving the greater Kansas City area and the Midwest since 1987. We provide fast on site testing and (if required) install mitigation systems guaranteed to meet NEHA/NRPP and AARST standards/requirements.

- You can't see radon.

- You can't smell radon.

- But you can test for it and save lives.

We look forward to helping you ensure that your home and family are free of dangers from radon.

Please call with any questions,

Bill & Robin Slentz
Mid America Radon
(913) 469-1997

Mid America Radon Testing Inc. provides radon testing and mitigation to clients in greater Kansas City and the Midwest since 1987.

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