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South Carolina Addresses the Public about Radon through Video, Map and Brochure

by Margaret Henderson

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Radon Program, encourages testing and mitigation through public outreach. Information is provided through various media, including video, map with radon data, and a radon brochure about South Carolina radon.

A 12-minute video by a public health specialist discusses how to test your home for radon. To view the video, visit https://www.scdhec.gov/environment/your-home/radon

In a static map, with data through March 2018, the average home radon concentration in each county is presented. See the map at https://www.scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/media/document/Radon_Map_2018_0.pdf

The map presents radon test kit results of those kits the Department provided to homeowners. The results are of initial testing, not post-mitigation. Results provided for Greenville County, for instance, indicate:

Number of Test: 4015

Average Result: 3.7 pCi/L

Highest Level: 126.6 pCi/L

To further inform the public, the Department has prepared a radon brochure available at https://www.scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/Library/CR-006953.pdf The brochure discusses South Carolina radon levels, testing and health effects.

For more information about radon in South Carolina, contact:

Radon Helpline: (800) 768-0362
Radon Web site: http://www.scdhec.gov/radon
Email: radon@dhec.sc.gov