In massachusetts it is estimated that 650 000 homes have radon levels that exceed the epa action guideline of 4 pci l.
Radon in well water massachusetts.
While there is also no state requirement to have your well water tested the massachusetts department of environmental protection massdep recommends that all homeowners with private wells do so and use a state certified testing laboratory.
Proposed radon in drinking water regulation radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that may cause cancer and may be found in drinking water and indoor air.
If you live in an area with high radon in groundwater it can get into your private well.
It is far less common to see radon in well water.
Showering washing dishes and laundering can disturb the water and release radon gas into the air you breathe.
In 1988 the beh radiation control program and the epa conducted the massachusetts state radon survey.
Granular activated carbon this filter installs outside of your home and uses activated carbon to remove the radon from the water.
There are two main types of radon removal methods for well water.
Approximately 34 000 homes in massachusetts have radon levels that exceed 20 pci l.
They found that one in four homes in massachusetts has the potential to have indoor radon concentrations above the epa action level of 4 pci l.
High levels of dissolved radon are found in the groundwater in some areas flowing through granite or granitic sand and gravel formations.
There is currently no federal drinking water standard for radon.
The massachusetts maximum contaminant levels mmcls listed in the drinking water regulations 310 cmr 22 00 consist of promulgated us epa mcls which have become effective plus a few mcls set specifically by massachusetts.
It is capable of removing around 95 of the radon in the water making the water safe enough to use in your home.
How can i find out if my home has radon.
Radon enters into a home from seepage through cracks in the basement floor and walls.