04:24PM | 01/09/03
Member Since: 12/25/01
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When I moved into my house the previous owners paid for a radon detection service. The report came back that my radon levels were a bit high (2.4), but not above the Surgeon General's level of 4.0. I would like to consider methods to reduce the radon level, but I'm not sure what to do. Anyone with any help?

doug seibert

04:16AM | 01/10/03
Member Since: 08/10/02
843 lifetime posts
It's a matter of collecting and ventilating the basement/sub-basement air..........similar to a french drain with vents........What kind of basement/foundation do you have?.........

Lots web-info>search>radon gas


06:54AM | 01/10/03
Member Since: 12/25/01
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Not sure what you mean by what kind of basement, but it is partially finished, with concrete walls. House is on Long Island, New York, and built in 1935.


08:59AM | 01/11/03
Member Since: 12/01/02
93 lifetime posts

A level of 2.4 is actually very low. I would suggest you do research on radon from objective sources and draw your own conclusions on whether a reduction system is necessary. As an additional sample point, the limit in Canada is (or was until recently) 14. From my research I found the majority of people pushing radon reduction systems for moderate levels were those that would somehow profit from it (it should be noted radon is more dangerous for households with smokers than non). Again, your level is low.

Good luck.


08:38AM | 01/12/03
Member Since: 12/25/01
26 lifetime posts
Thanks for the info. I did find a good source of info through doing a search on the web, so I think I'm OK. Thanks for that info about the Canadian levels. I think I'll leave it be for now.


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