Radon in North Georgia

The unseen enemy is always the most fearsome.


The radon statistics in the Atlanta metropolitan area are sobering.  Consider this:

  • The U.S. EPA estimates show that approximately 1 in 5 homes have radon in their homes that equate to smoking 1/2 pack of cigarettes per day or 200 x-rays per year.
  • Using U.S. 2019 census data, this indicates that over 173,000 single family owner-occupied homes have high radon.
  • With an average of 2.8 people per household, 494,000 people are unknowingly smoking at least 1/2 pack of cigarettes per day.
  • Almost 1 out of 4 Gwinnett county residents have high radon in their homes.

Radon is preventable if people are aware and test.  We need to help spread the word.

How has radon affected your county?

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