What do I do when I find high radon levels in my home?

Answer this first by asking: Have you retested to confirm that the levels are actually too high? In other words, if a short-term test (2-7 days) was used, did you conduct an additional test and the average of the two tests taken or was the reading from a long term test taken for 90 days or more? Radon levels can vary from day to day so conducting one short-term test may not reflect the true level of your home. 

If you have, and want to fix the problem; Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has a list of mitigation specialists qualified to install mitigation systems in your home. The cost can range from $500 to $2500 depending on the size and construction of the home. Lists of mitigation specialists can also be obtained from the National Radon Safety Board (NSRB) and National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) websites. They are www.nrsb.org and www.radongas.org respectively.

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