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Radon risk is higher than you might think

Date Published: 05/24/2008 [Source]

The radon level in the house WAS 19 picocuries per liter, nearly five times the federally recommended maximum of 4 pCi/L. The water also tested positive, registering 11,000 pCi/L, more than double the state's recommended maximum of 4,000 pCi/L. At the Healey home's levels, nearly 4 percent of nonsmokers and roughly 26 percent of current smokers could develop lung cancer from radon exposure.