BERGEN COUNTY NJ RADON GAS TESTING
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Test for Radon with a certified Bergen County NJ Radon Testing Technician
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) recommends that if you are buying or selling a home in Bergen County NJ or anywhere in New Jersey, you should have it tested for radon. A noninvasive test can be completed to check for high levels, above 4 pCi/L, and if levels are high based on the EPA standards, mitigation is required. Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk and in many cases, may be reduced even further. It’s important to remember that only certified technicians using approved testing labs are recommended since they follow strict standards and protocols.
As you can see from the map, New Jersey separates their finding into 3 color coded tiers. It’s important to note that levels of 4 pCi/L and higher have been found in all tiers. Most of the north eastern part of the state in counties like Bergen, Essex, Hudson is either tier 1 or 2. As you get closer to the west you begin to see about half of Morris county showing tier 3. Even though a house might test low, the DEP recommends all homes be tested and maintains that there is no truly safe level. A test showing 2 pCi/L can still be hazardous to your children and/or the older population. Testing for radon in Bergen County NJ and anywhere in NJ is very important.
WHAT IS RADON?
Radon is a gaseous radioactive element having the symbol Rn, the atomic number 86, an atomic weight of 222, a melting point of -71ºC, a boiling point of -62ºC, and (depending on the source, there are between 20 and 25 isotopes of radon – 20 cited in the chemical summary, 25 listed in the table of isotopes); it is an extremely toxic, colorless gas; it can be condensed to a transparent liquid and to an opaque, glowing solid; it is derived from the radioactive decay of radium and is used in cancer treatment, as a tracer in leak detection, and in radiography. (From the word radium, the substance from which it is derived.) Due to the potential danger brought on by radon gas in the home, it is important to have Bergen County NJ Radon testing done in your home.
What is the average level of radon found in homes in the U.S.?
Based on a national residential radon survey completed in 1991, the average indoor radon level is about 1.3 picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) in air in the United States. The average outdoor level is about 0.4 pCi/L. There is no truly safe radon level but the lower the level the number of cancer related deaths also decreases.
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