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Rodney Calimer
PO. Box 2179
PoconoPines, PA. 18350
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  • Radon Risk Comparison Charts

    Radon 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 your home
    10 pCi/L About 150 people could get lung cancer 200 times the risk of dying in a home fire Fix your home
    8 pCi/L About 120 people could get lung cancer 30 times the risk of dying in a fall Fix your home
    4 pCi/L About 62 people could get lung cancer 5 times the risk of dying in a car crash Fix your 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
    evels below 2 pCi/L is difficult.)
    0.4 pCi/L About 3 people could get lung cancer (Average outdoor radon level)
    Note: If you are a former smoker, your risk may be lower.
    * Lifetime risk of lung cancer deaths from EPA Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003).
    ** Comparison data calculated using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 1999-2001 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Reports.

    Radon Risk If You've Never Smoked

    Radon Level If 1,000 people who never smoked were exposed to this level over a lifetime*... The risk of cancer from radon exposure compares to**... WHAT TO DO:
    20 pCi/L About 36 people could get lung cancer 35 times the risk of drowning Fix your home
    10 pCi/L About 18 people could get lung cancer 20 times the risk of dying in a home fire Fix your home
    8 pCi/L About 15 people could get lung cancer 4 times the risk of dying in a fall Fix your home
    4 pCi/L About 7 people could get lung cancer The risk of dying in a car crash Fix your home
    2 pCi/L About 4 person could get lung cancer 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)
    Note: If you are a former smoker, your risk may be higher.
    * Lifetime risk of lung cancer deaths from EPA Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes (EPA 402-R-03-003).
    ** Comparison data calculated using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 1999-2001 National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Reports.
       
     

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