A new Zip Code Table displaying the Radon risk levels in Oregon has been published. The Indoor Radon Test Results Summary for the 97405 area code was rated a 5 with a Moderate Risk Level.
A safe level of radon gas is no radon gas. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking and the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers. Nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the U.S. is estimated to have elevated radon levels. Radon can also be a problem in schools and workplaces.
The Oregon Health Authority recommends that all residences be tested for radon regardless of the risk level assigned to the home’s geographic location. Homeowners can easily do testing themselves by following these steps recommended by the EPA.
National Radon Hotline Purchase radon test kits by phone.
National Radon Helpline Get live help for your radon questions.
National Radon Fix-It Line For general information on fixing or reducing the radon level in your home.
Safe Drinking Water Hotline, operated under contract to EPA. For information on testing, treatment, radon in water, and drinking water standards.
*Operated by Kansas State University in partnership with EPA