albany-county-radon-statistics

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

TownLocationHomes TestedAverageRecord HighUnder 4 pCi/L4+ pCi/L
ALBANYBasement5371.8026.7048650
ALBANY1st Floor1801.0924.801709
BERNEBasement4110.9673.602415
BERNE1st Floor181.888.00162
BETHLEHEMBasement4542.4441.1039949
BETHLEHEM1st Floor921.3112.10911
COEYMANSBasement665.8433.703726
COEYMANS1st Floor241.749.20213
COHOESBasement1663.1936.8012836
COHOES1st Floor1221.1418.601148
COLONIEBasement5283.5457.90412106
COLONIE1st Floor2001.6127.501889
GREEN ISLANDBasement66.0318.9033
GREEN ISLAND1st Floor30.971.9030
GUILDERLANDBasement3555.47147.1026869
GUILDERLAND1st Floor1502.8334.9012521
KNOXBasement174.0418.00125
KNOX1st Floor51.163.4050
NEW SCOTLANDBasement38317.4494.60159156
NEW SCOTLAND1st Floor1836.4289.8012447
RENSSELAERVILLEBasement222.728.30175
RENSSELAERVILLE1st Floor111.476.80101
WATERVLIETBasement933.6325.506626
WATERVLIET1st Floor861.4515.60797
WESTERLOBasement274.0120.101610
WESTERLO1st Floor64.3218.9051

 

Sources:

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