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Old 05-10-2010, 08:53 PM
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I am close to purchasing a home and just received the following test results:

The radon in water results came back slightly over the limit of 5,000 pCi/l.

The potability results came back with a slightly high sodium level.

I am concerned with both. I have not yet talked to my realtor or inspector since I didnt get the results until late this evening by email.

This seems like a big issue to me, especially the Radon. Should I consider moving on with my home search? Im not that familiar with the dangers of Radon other than a few things I just read after looking it up. While it says its only slightly over the limit, anything close to the limit should be a legitimate issue, right?

The sodium levels might not be a safety issue, but even that I should be concerned with. I get enough sodium from some of the junk food I eat, I dont need or want any more.
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:09 AM
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Don't worry about the sodium, IMO.

I'm curious as to where you got the 5000 pC/l "limit" for radon in water. To the best of my knowledge, there is as yet no limit set.

Radon in water can be mitigated. It's more expensive than mitigating radon in air, but it can be done. And the process, which involves forcing air into the water, can enhance the taste of the water.
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Old 05-11-2010, 07:23 AM
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Well i cant comment on the radon but normally if you have a problem with public health you would call your local director of health for whatever town that may be. I would start by calling their office and maybe they can answer your questions for you.
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