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New Acceptable Radon Levels Published by W. H. O.

The World Health Organization has decided that the acceptable level of Radon in a property is now 2.7 pCL/l instead of 4.0 pCL/l. This means that MOST of the US is now a Zone 1. The old Radon map of the US currently shows three zones with Zone 1 indicating possible levels of Radon exceeding the 4.0 range, zone 2 ranges from 2 to 4 pCL/l and Zone 3 are the areas of less than 2.

So the new map, when it is redone, will indicate 2 zones: areas of over 2.7 and all the other areas.

If you want to see a map you can find one here.

Happy listing and selling real estate.

 

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Comments

Great information Heath. I will have to keep an eye on this. Looks like I will need to update a lot of material for the radon testing I do.

Posted by Dan Callahan (Callahan's Home Inspections) over 10 years ago

I wonder if this standard is going to be adopted in the Us and if it will effect our home sales here. Surely a lowering of the rate will mean more homes "fail " this test. Where can one follow this here ? do you KNow?

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros (AllMountainRealty.com) over 10 years ago

Heath:

Do you know if the rules have officially changed in Massachusetts?  I just tried to look and could not find any information on this.  If so, this is going to be a major change.  I have had many test results about 2.7. 

 

Posted by Claudette Millette, Buyer, Broker - Metrowest Mass (The Buyers' Counsel) over 10 years ago

The news is brand new. I don't think there is any reaction anywhere yet.

Posted by Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Robert Paul Properties Falmouth MA (http://www.CapeGroup.com & http://www.REindex.com) over 10 years ago

Heath,

Thank you for posting this. I had not seen this yet.

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 10 years ago

This is brand new info.

Posted by Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker, Heath Coker Robert Paul Properties Falmouth MA (http://www.CapeGroup.com & http://www.REindex.com) over 10 years ago

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