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Old 11-26-2012, 09:28 PM
 
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The State of Florida Department of Health does not provide test results for individual houses or neighborhoods but only zip code based statistics of radon levels in buildings in Florida. This data is taken from reports submitted by state certified radon testing companies. As such, it is not based on any scientific sampling methodology but sampling driven solely by those willing to pay for professional radon testing.
Actually, that is incorrect. The state will provide every test result and show the date, the exact address and the exact result. All one has to do is request the information.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:35 PM
 
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Maybe several individuals performed their own tests but neither the EPA, State or Local Health Offices have conducted official radon tests in the community.

If you have concerns simply have a test performed to find out if radon is present in your home. If the test reveals an elevated level of radon, a mitigation system can easily be installed and will reduce the radon to a harmless level.

That's true! Our friends did that, and so did brother-in-law. And it worked. But their A/C bills went through the ceiling because mitigation means sucking all the radon gas out every day with fans.

We just want the best of health for us, our families and unsuspecting community members. This board is about people helping others in the communuty, and sharing ideas and issues.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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HealthyBeach, you still haven't answered my questions. Why not?

What is considered an unsafe level of exposure? If you're so sure the results were elevated, what were they? Even the links you provided do not say at which level exposure is not safe for everyone.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:10 AM
 
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I did contact the State of Florida Department of Health. I was advised they do not provide test results for individual houses, streets or neighborhoods but only zip code based statistics of radon levels in buildings in Florida. The data is taken from reports submitted by state certified radon testing companies. As such, it is not based on any scientific sampling methodology but sampling driven solely by those willing to pay for professional radon testing.

Radon reduction systems work and they are not too costly. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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HealthyBeach, you still haven't answered my questions. Why not?

What is considered an unsafe level of exposure? If you're so sure the results were elevated, what were they? Even the links you provided do not say at which level exposure is not safe for everyone.
The experts have published studies on this and they're available all over the internet. Since you may find some sources of research more to your liking, we will just tell you...
type: www.google.com
then type: radon.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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I did contact the State of Florida Department of Health. I was advised they do not provide test results for individual houses, streets or neighborhoods but only zip code based statistics of radon levels in buildings in Florida. The data is taken from reports submitted by state certified radon testing companies. As such, it is not based on any scientific sampling methodology but sampling driven solely by those willing to pay for professional radon testing.

Radon reduction systems work and they are not too costly. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels.
Probably true that the DOH doesn't provide the radon report. I don't know of anyone that tried that. But the State EPA/Radon office does.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:31 PM
 
Location: South Florida
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As I'm sure you're all aware, after WWII, tanks, bombs, and what not were buried throughout the state.
Every once in a while, you'll read about the stuff being dug up.
Might that be the cause?
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:37 PM
 
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HealthyBeach, you still haven't answered my questions. Why not?

What is considered an unsafe level of exposure? If you're so sure the results were elevated, what were they? Even the links you provided do not say at which level exposure is not safe for everyone.
Groundhog, our family is not comfortable being at a place with radon levels more than 2.0. That is what we decided after reading the reports from maany expert sources. We are just average people, not radon experts. So, we research a lot - for the kids. Other people may be OK breathing in radon at various levels, but others are also OK with other non-healthy habits too.

We have young children. Many sources recommend mitigation at 2.0. In Florida, schools and health care facilities must take action at levels at 4.0. by law. The radon results at Sail Harbour all exceeded that, by a lot.

We just feel that since we breathe so often, it would be best not to inhale carcinogens every time we do.

We're signing off this site now. We intended to be helpful to others, but not the only source for health care information.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:06 PM
 
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HB this is clearly not about radon, you are just airing a grudge against SH or someone with ties to the community.

This campaign has now been waged on multiple sites and needs to be put to rest. If you really want to damage someone or their reputation there are far more efficient ways to do it.

If you continue to look for trouble it will find you.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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The experts have published studies on this and they're available all over the internet. Since you may find some sources of research more to your liking, we will just tell you...
type: www.google.com
then type: radon.
No, they aren't. There is not one scientist who will say what level of exposure, and for how long, is bad for everyone.

Your simple "go look on google" comment only proves that point.
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