Radon In Metro Atlanta
EPA Map of Radon Levels in Metro Atlanta
Radon is an indoor air pollutant that comes from the ground through rocky soil. It's a radioactive gas whose decay particles cling to dust and, with prolonged exposure can affect lung tissue.
Radon Zone 1 (highest potential):
Fulton, Cobb, Dekalb & Gwinnett Counties
Quick Radon Facts:
- The Surgeon General has warned that in the United States, Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers
- Radon gas is colorless, odorless and tasteless
- Homes of all types - those built on basements, crawl spaces or even slabs can have high levels of Radon Gas
- Levels vary from one house to the next within the same neighborhood, often significantly
- The EPA recommends homes with radon levels of 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) or higher be remediated / reduced
- Radon can be found all over the U.S, with outdoor levels averaging 0.4 pCi/L and indoor levels averaging 1.3 pCi/L
- Estimates for the average cost of installing a Radon reduction system range from $1,200 to $1,500
- For more information see the EPA's Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon
- For more information on reducing Radon levels see the EPA's Consumer’s Guide to Radon Reduction
If you want to know if your new home has a Radon Level over 4.0 pCi/L, call us for testing before you buy and you'll be covered with our Radon Protection Plan.