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South Carolina Adds a New Brochure on Radon to Publications

by Margaret Henderson

Does Your Home Have a Radon Problem? is a new brochure by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SDHEC) explains that in South Carolina, radon can be a problem.
https://www.scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/Library/CR-006953.pdf. A chart of lung cancer risk and radon levels is presented along with the Surgeon General’s warning. Risks, facts and what to do about radon are discussed.

In South Carolina, some radon levels found through testing have been as high as 126 pCi/L. The recommended action level by the USEPA is 4 pCi/L. Test data, as of March 2018, gives average in radon concentrations in homes that have been tested by county, with number of tests, average result and highest level.

The Department website goes into further detail on contractors, mitigation, testing, training and other helpful links and references. The Department provides numerous brochures as outreach messages to the public.

The additional brochures provide more information to complement the new brochure, including:

* Building Radon Out, giving features of radon resistant new constructions

* Radon Mitigation Checking Your Contractor’s Work

* What You Need to Know about Radon and Your Health

For more information on radon in South Carolina, contact:

South Carolina DHEC Radon Hotline: (800) 768-0362
Email: radon@dhec.sc.gov