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Missouri is home to both historic and new homes and attractions, but any home or other building, regardless of age and construction style, is susceptible to accumulating hazardous levels of radon. The only way to know if your Missouri home is affected by radon is to test. Although there is no truly “safe” level of radon, the U.S. EPA and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), recommend that all homeowners who test and find their home radon level to be at or above 4 pCi/L take action and have a radon mitigation system installed.

Radon Statistics in Missouri

18% of Missouri homes that have been tested for radon have dangerous levels of radon (at least 4 pCi/L). Areas in Missouri that have a particularly high potential for elevated radon include:

  • Northern and Southwest Missouri where there is black shale from old mine areas
  • Southeast Missouri – mountain areas
  • Areas with oil formation

Homes that are poorly ventilated or tightly-constructed to be energy-efficient are more likely to have higher radon levels, because the radon gas is less able to escape from the home so it’s more likely to accumulate to hazardous levels.

The majority of counties in Missouri (97 total), fall into EPA Radon Zone 2, which indicates a moderate radon risk. 11 counties are Zone 1, which means that homes in these counties are predicted to test at or over 4 pCi/L, the EPA take action level for radon. EPA Radon Zones are just a guideline for radon risk, and all homes should be tested regardless of their location.

Why Radon is Dangerous & How to Reduce High-Levels

According to the EPA, exposure to radon at 4 pCi/L can, over time, put you and your family members at risk for radon-induced lung cancer. Living in a home with a radon level of 4 pCi/L makes your risk of lung cancer comparable to your risk of dying in a car crash. Behind cigarettes, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer.

If your home has had a radon test, and your property has radon levels over 4 pCi/L, it’s time to contact a radon contractor for expert mitigation. Fill out our form below to find a professional radon mitigator in Missouri. These radon contractors have years of experience reducing radon levels in Missouri and will answer any questions you might have regarding radon and radon mitigation.