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Old 07-25-2007, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Earth
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We finally have a contract on our home and the inspections have come back. We have radon in the water. The reading was something like 6,000. I am concerned that my family had been living in that house for almost 6 years. Does anyone have any input on how dangerous this may have been?

And yes it will be taken care of before the new owners move in.
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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You know, I am not 100% sure, however you should just email or call the inspector and ask him. He would have to know. bashep
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Old 07-27-2007, 05:17 AM
 
Location: North Pittsburgh
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Read this: Radon in Water

And this: Radon in Drinking Water (http://www.nsc.org/ehc/radon/water.htm - broken link)
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:01 PM
 
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Maine has just recently dropped its action level on radon in water to 4000pCi/L.
There is some worry about gastrointestinal cancer from it. I wouldn't panic but you could have it reduced with an aeration system.
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Old 07-31-2007, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Nine Mile Falls/Spokane, WA
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I have a question about this topic - in our area, it's typical to do an air radon test but not a water test. Would radon be in the water only on private wells or would it come through a public water system? I hadn't heard about radon in the water until I saw this post and now wonder if that's something that should also be tested if we have areas where there is radon in the air.
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Old 03-28-2018, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah area
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We finally have a contract on our home and the inspections have come back. We have radon in the water. The reading was something like 6,000. I am concerned that my family had been living in that house for almost 6 years. Does anyone have any input on how dangerous this may have been?

And yes it will be taken care of before the new owners move in.
Typically, water that has gone through a treatment plant has released the radon contained in it. The agitation process allows the gas to be released. Check with your county health department or the state engineer office. Also, 6000 (or even 4000 below) is extremely high and should be investigated. normal US household levels are around 4 +/- 2 pCi/L. Anything above 8 or 10 (current studies) should be addressed. Caulking cracks in the basement and installing a ceiling fan usually brings levels down to acceptable levels. If still high, consider a more aggressive system.
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