WYOMING RADON PROGRAM
Radon is an invisible, odorless and tasteless gas, with no immediate health symptoms, but exposure to radon can independently increase your risk of developing lung cancer. The amount of radon in any building can be determined by a simple test. If you have elevated radon levels in your home, the problem can be fixed through well-established venting techniques.
Radon gas is formed from the natural decay of uranium and poses a preventable health risk to humans. It is recommended that you test your home for radon every two years, and retest any time you move, make structural changes to your home, or occupy a previously unused level of your home. If you have a radon level of 4.0 pCi/L or more, take steps to remedy the problem as soon as possible.
An Elevated Level of Radon is defined as any radon level at or above 4.0 pCi/L. However, homes and buildings with a level below 4.0 pCi/L might still pose a health hazard.
The lower the level of radon, the less the risk of developing lung cancer due to prolonged exposure. Your family's risk of developing lung cancer from radon depends on the average annual level of radon in your home and the amount of time you spend there. The longer your exposure to radon, the greater the risk, especially for smokers.
The cost of a home radon mitigation system varies, depending on factors such as the type of foundation (no basement, basement, crawl space, mixed-type foundation). A radon mitigation system can be built into a new home. This is called radon-resistant new construction (RRNC).
More Detailed Information can be Found at the Following Websites:
EPA Radon Website
Radon Toll-Free Hotlines
1-800-55RADON(1-800-557-2366) for help with your radon questions
1-800-644-6999 Radon Fix-it Hotline, for help with mitigation questions
1-800-438-4318 EPA’s Indoor Air Quality Information Hotline