The average radon levels in Cass and Clay County are 5.4 and 5.8 Picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L)*.
The EPA recommends mitigation** for levels greater or equal to 4.0 pCi/L, but also recommend to consider radon mitigation on levels between 2.0 and 4.0 pCi/L.
*One pCi/l means that in one liter of air there will be 2.2 radioactive disintegrations each minute. For example, at 4 pCi/l there will be approximately 12,672 radioactive disintegrations in one liter of air, during a 24-hour period.
**Radon mitigation is any process used to reduce radon concentrations in the breathing zones of occupied buildings.
Most home owners are not aware of the danger that comes with radon gases, but the trend now is that more and more home owners do a radon check in the home they live in, and not only in the home they are thinking of buying.
Living in an environment with elevated radon gases over time, can be extremely dangerous.