Radon Cancer Risk Chart for Smokers vs. Non-smokers
Notice that the risk for a radon level at the EPA action limit of 4 picoCuries/liter is similar to the same risk of dying in a car wreck. I have personally observed several residences that I have tested in Dallas county to EXCEED this limit including my own home.
Radon is linked to not just lung cancer, but recent epidemiological evidence also suggests that radon gas may also be a risk factor and contributor to
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) 13 % – 25 % of all cases worldwide.
There are a variety of ways to monitor the radon levels in a residence, home or commercial building and the best detector for your needs depends on balancing cost, accuracy, ease of use and type of application such as a long or short term test.
The chart below gives a comparison of different detectors including the time period duration during which radon is measured.