Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of naturally occurring uranium in soil and rock. Radon can only be
detected by specialized tests and can enter homes through openings that are in contact with the ground. Radon exposure is
the second leading cause of lung cancer and the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. The risk of cancer decreases
as the radon concentration decreases so it is recommended by the Department of Environmental Protection that every home be
tested and mitigated when radon levels are 4 pCi/L or more.
Percentage of Homes Testing at or above 4 pCi/L That Have Been Mitigated, by Year, New Jersey (*HNJ2010/HNJ2020*)
**This is a Healthy New Jersey 2010 (HNJ2010) and Healthy New Jersey 2020 (HNJ2020) Objective.** HNJ2010 goal is to increase
the percentage of homes testing at or above 4 picocuries radon per liter of air that have been mitigated to 40%.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Environmental Radiation, Radon Section;
Percentage of homes testing at or above 4 picocuries radon per liter air (pCi/L) that have been mitigated.
How We Calculated the Rates
Number of homes that have tested at or above 4 pCi/L that have been mitigated.
Total number of homes that have tested at or above 4 pCi/L.
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