Has anyone heard this news yet?
'The World Health Organization announced that they have established a new limit for indoor radon gas. The new maximum radon level is 2.7. This is a 32% reduction from the previously accepted "action level" of 4.0.'
If you are still unsure of what RADON is, 'Radon is a radioactive gas that emanates from rocks and soils and tends to concentrate in enclosed spaces like underground mines or houses.' The fact that homes have become more insulated (a tighter envelope) is causing the gas to remain in the home and as a result, has been proven to increase the risk of lung cancer.
I checked to see if I could find more information on this and I was able to find the new World Health Organization Handbook and this WordPress post, which actually states that WHO recommends that the acceptable levels of indoor radon be reduced to 1/10th of what is currently considered acceptable. If this can not be achieved, then the minimum recommendation is below 300 becquerals per cubic meter.
I repeat... it is only a recommendation at this point.
So, what are your thoughts about this???
Frances Sanderson, Franklin, NH REALTOR®, Certified EcoBroker®