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Radon

Radon is an odorless, tasteless gas. It occurs from the natural radioactive decay of uranium and radium in the soil. The radioactive decay products of radon are charged ions. The ions have a static charge that enables easy attachment to water vapor, dust, and smoke particles in the air. Radon is measured in units called picoCuries per liter (pCi/L) of air. Annual radon levels above r pCi/L are considered excessive and require remediation.

Elevated indoor concentrations of radon can be found in every state. Uranium is present in most of the soil in the world. However, some places are definitely hot spots for radon. Risk is more diverse in other locations. Testing is the only way to know for sure if you and your family are at risk.

If you would like a radon test kit, we have them available for sale at our Environmental Health field offices in Daytona Beach, DeLand and New Smyrna Beach.

This is a scaled down version
of our main environmental health site. For more detailed information please visit our main site at http://www.doh.state.fl.us/chd/volusia/EH/index.html