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Radon in Water

The radon in your home’s indoor air can come from two sources, the soil or your water supply. Compared to radon entering your home through the water, radon entering your home through the soil is a much larger risk. If you’ve tested for radon in air and have elevated radon levels and your water comes from a private well, have your water tested.

 

The devices and procedures for testing your home’s water supply are different from those used for measuring radon in air. The radon in your water supply poses an inhalation risk and an ingestion risk. Research has shown that your risk of lung cancer from breathing radon in air is much larger than your risk of stomach cancer from swallowing water with radon in it. Most of your risk from radon in water comes from radon released into the air when water is used for showering and other household purposes.

A radon in water problem is more likely when its source is ground water, e.g., a private well or a public water supply system that uses ground water.

 

We do water testing for radon in the water supply also.