Why should you test your private well water for radon in CT?
Since radon is a gas, it is often found in drinking water. It can enter the air after leaving the water during showering, cooking, and other water use activities. Water from private wells may contain much higher levels of radon than public wells.
Generally, radon is not a problem with public drinking water systems in CT because during the water treatment process aeration releases dissolved radon to the atmosphere. However, if the water supply is from a private well radon levels could be unacceptably high.
The only way to tell for sure is to have your well water tested, especially if the air radon concentrations in the occupied dwelling are over 4pCi/l. If you have tested the air in your Connecticut home and found a radon problem and your water comes from a private well, you should definately have the water tested by a professional.
Breathing radon in the indoor air of homes is the primary public health risk from radon, contributing to about 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States, according to a 1999 report by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) on radon in indoor air.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, including CT. Based on a second NAS report on radon in drinking water, EPA estimates that radon in drinking water causes deaths every year from lung cancer caused by breathing radon released from water, and deaths from stomach cancer caused by drinking radon-containing water.
To have you well water tested for radon call 888-558-1574 today. “Near me, in my area, in CT?” Yes!