||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
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