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Albany County Radon Test Statistics

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According to the New York State Department of Health, the pCI/L average in Albany county is 2.14 (last tested 2016). Out of a total of 2487 homes tested for radon in Albany County, 526 have failed radon tests with a 4.00 or higher using the EPA standards. As state and government entities raise awareness for health issues associated with Radon, mitigation systems are highly recommended for buildings over 4.0 PCI/L.

Our testing devices measure the rate of radioactive decay, not mass or volume of radon. Many area’s in Albany County will test differently due to the various types of soil and bedrock. The only possible way to know if you have radon is to test for it as radon is inert and cannot be seen or smelled.

Although radon can come from landfills and other man-made situations, the majority of radon comes from the soil beneath us. It is very localized, it comes from the area directly under and a few meters around buildings.

If you are in need of a certified radon specialist near or within Albany county, contact us today for your radon requirements.

 

Sample Data From Albany County Homes 2016

Town Location Homes Tested Average Record High Under 4 pCi/L 4+ pCi/L
ALBANY Basement 537 1.80 26.70 486 50
ALBANY 1st Floor 180 1.09 24.80 170 9
BERNE Basement 41 10.96 73.60 24 15
BERNE 1st Floor 18 1.88 8.00 16 2
BETHLEHEM Basement 454 2.44 41.10 399 49
BETHLEHEM 1st Floor 92 1.31 12.10 91 1
COEYMANS Basement 66 5.84 33.70 37 26
COEYMANS 1st Floor 24 1.74 9.20 21 3
COHOES Basement 166 3.19 36.80 128 36
COHOES 1st Floor 122 1.14 18.60 114 8
COLONIE Basement 528 3.54 57.90 412 106
COLONIE 1st Floor 200 1.61 27.50 188 9
GREEN ISLAND Basement 6 6.03 18.90 3 3
GREEN ISLAND 1st Floor 3 0.97 1.90 3 0
GUILDERLAND Basement 355 5.47 147.10 268 69
GUILDERLAND 1st Floor 150 2.83 34.90 125 21
KNOX Basement 17 4.04 18.00 12 5
KNOX 1st Floor 5 1.16 3.40 5 0
NEW SCOTLAND Basement 383 17.44 94.60 159 156
NEW SCOTLAND 1st Floor 183 6.42 89.80 124 47
RENSSELAERVILLE Basement 22 2.72 8.30 17 5
RENSSELAERVILLE 1st Floor 11 1.47 6.80 10 1
WATERVLIET Basement 93 3.63 25.50 66 26
WATERVLIET 1st Floor 86 1.45 15.60 79 7
WESTERLO Basement 27 4.01 20.10 16 10
WESTERLO 1st Floor 6 4.32 18.90 5 1

 

Sources:

http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/radiological/radon/docs/radon_levels_by_county.pdf