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Old 02-25-2012, 08:20 AM
 
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Has anyone tested for and found Radon on Long Island,if so what test kit was used and how was it removed and the cost?TIA for any info.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:48 AM
 
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Has anyone tested for and found Radon on Long Island,if so what test kit was used and how was it removed and the cost?TIA for any info.
Looks like Long Island has a very low risk of Radon.

Radon Maps of New York State by County and Town
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:18 AM
 
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Radon originates from bedrock. Long Island is a huge glacial sand pile. No radon issues to worry about.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:42 AM
 
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Has anyone tested for and found Radon on Long Island,if so what test kit was used and how was it removed and the cost?TIA for any info.
Not a hot bed of Radon here since LI is basically sediment from the last ice age.

Upstate and NJ are more likely areas
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:10 PM
 
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Has anyone tested for and found Radon on Long Island,if so what test kit was used and how was it removed and the cost?TIA for any info.

Don't waste your money. L.I. Has an avg. of .009% radon. A normal avg is 1-2%
I did a lot of research on this when I wanted to buy a vaca home in the Poconos. There levels where 5-8% +/- Google it. 2% was considered just "ok"
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Old Today, 03:30 PM
 
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Unhappy we found it

We live in the Port Jefferson area, in Suffolk County. Our electronic radon meter is now registering 4.3. (Before we had some vents closed around the perimeter of the basement, it was registering 2.4, both on the meter and in the lab results from some place in Florida.)
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Old Today, 04:07 PM
 
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We live in the Port Jefferson area, in Suffolk County. Our electronic radon meter is now registering 4.3. (Before we had some vents closed around the perimeter of the basement, it was registering 2.4, both on the meter and in the lab results from some place in Florida.)
https://www.health.ny.gov/environmen...lfactsheet.htm

In-Home Radon

Radon is an odorless, invisible, radioactive gas that comes from the decay of naturally occurring radium in rock. It can be detected only through the use of proper monitoring equipment. The radon concentration in a home is dependent on the type of soil upon which the home is built. Cracks in the building foundation provide the pathway for radon to enter a home. Important factors that affect how much radon will be found throughout a house include the amount of ventilation and airflow patterns.

Radon concentration in air is measured in units of picoCuries per liter. When testing indicates that the radon level in the lowest primary living area of the home is 4 picoCuries per liter or higher, the State Health Department recommends that the homeowner take corrective action to reduce these levels.

The State Health Department collects data on household radon levels (Radon | New York State Department of Health, Wadsworth Center). Since 1986, maps have been prepared for every county that estimate the percent of homes with 4 picoCuries per liter or higher based on more than 45,000 basement screening measurements and more than 11,000 long-term living area measurements. As part of that data set, the State Health Department has radon measurements for 58 homes in the Town of Brookhaven, including the CMP area. Our researchers did not separate out the data for the CMP area from the remainder of the Town of Brookhaven. They evaluated these data for estimating radon exposure in the CMP area and determined that these data were adequate.

Likelihood of Exceeding Radon Action Level
In Living Area In Basement
Town of Brookhaven 0.7% 5%
Suffolk County 1% 6%
New York State 5% 18%

Based on these data, our researchers evaluated the likelihood that homes in Brookhaven would exceed the radon action level compared to Suffolk County and New York State. The results show that the Town of Brookhaven has a lower percentage of measurements exceeding the action level in the living area and basement than the comparison areas. As a result, radon was not considered a significant environmental exposure in the CMP area and was not further evaluated. Because radon levels can vary from home to home, the State Health Department still recommends that individual homeowners test home radon levels in every community in New York State regardless of local trend data.

Limitations

Not all the homes in the Town of Brookhaven have had radon tests.
Data evaluated reflects testing results only for 1986-1999 and not from other time periods.
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Old Today, 04:45 PM
 
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There are far scarier things lurking beneath Brookhaven...
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Old Today, 05:02 PM
 
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You will get more radon from your granite countertops than from under your house. And I agree with HotKarl, the various toxic waste sites are more concerning.
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