The Action Level

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set the action level for radon at 4.0 pCi/L. This action level is not a safe level or a health-based action level. Rather, this action level is a level that homes can be reduced to economically and with available technology.

Keep in mind, the EPA recommends that homeowners consider fixing the home when the radon level is between 2.0 pCi/L and 4.0 pCi/L as radon levels in many homes can be reduced to 2.0 pCi/L or less.

We hear comments often about the United States having a lower action level than the rest of the world. But actually, we don’t. We are right in line with other developed countries. Here’s a sampling of guidance levels:

  • Argentina: 5.4 pCi/L
  • Austria: 5.4 pCi/l
  • Canada: 5.4 pCi/L
  • Denmark: 5.4 pCi/L
  • Germany: 2.7 pCi/L
  • United Kingdom: 5.4 pCi/L

And Sweden has an action level of 1.9 pCi/L for new construction.

Source: International Radon Project

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