What is Radon?

Radon is an invisible gas formed in the Earth’s crust. Radon is colorless and odorless.
It surrounds every one of us as part of the air we breathe.

What Radon Does to Our Health:


When radon decays, it releases radioactive particles that can be

harmful to our lungs. In fact, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers in the US and, according to recent research, contributes to skin cancer.

 

Newborns/children are more susceptible to radon exposure due to
their lung shape and size. 
Radon is also proven to be harmful to pets.

One out of three homes have high radon levels. 

Sources: National Institutes for Health, Centers for Disease Control

21,000

People Die From Radon-related
Lung Cancer Each Year in The United States.

21,000  People Die From Radon-related Lung Cancer Each Year in The United States.

Where Radon Comes From

The natural breakdown (radioactive decay) of uranium in:

Where Radon Comes From The natural breakdown (radioactive decay) of uranium in: soil water rock

How Radon Enters a Building

Air pressure differences between a building and the soil around its foundation create a vacuum and draw radon through cracks in the foundation, pipe fittings, shower, sump pump and windows.

Areas We Serve

Lower Hudson Valley NY (Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Putnam, Ulster Counties)

Fairfield County, CT​

Hours

Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 6pm

Sat: 8am-5pm

Contact Us

Lance Dorfi, LLC

57 Westchester Avenue, Suite 208

Pound Ridge, NY 10576​

Tel: 914-600-8044

talk@lancedorfi.com

© Lance Dorfi, LLC

What Do My Radon Levels Mean? 

What Do My Radon Levels Mean? 0.4 Average Outdoor Level National Average Indoor 1.3 2.7 World Health Org Recommended Action Level 4.0 EPA Action Level (Like smoking 10 cigarettes a day) pCi/L

Is Radon Common Where I Live?

There's no way to know how much radon is in your home unless a radon test is performed. View the maps below from the areas we serve in New York and Connecticut to get a better idea of if high radon levels are common in your town or county.

Lance Dorif Service Area Radon Map
Lance Dorif Service Area Radon Map

Source: www.radonmap.com

NY State Basement Radon Levels
NY State Basement Radon Levels

Source: New York State Department of Health

Orange Radon Map
Orange Radon Map

Source: New York State Department of Health

Lance Dorif Service Area Radon Map
Lance Dorif Service Area Radon Map

Source: www.radonmap.com

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