Radon Water Testing is testing the water for the Radon levels. This is normally a concern for residents using private wells. It is recommended that Every private well be tested for radon. The primary concern for radon in the water is not from consuming it, but from the gas escaping and then inhaling it. (i.e. showering, doing dishes or laundry.
“The radon in your home’s indoor air can come from two sources, the soil or your water supply. Compared to radon entering your home through the water, radon entering your home through the soil is a much larger risk. If you’ve tested for radon in air and have elevated radon levels and your water comes from a private well, have your water tested. The devices and procedures for testing your home’s water supply are different from those used for measuring radon in air.
The radon in your water supply poses an inhalation risk and an ingestion risk. Research has shown that your risk of lung cancer from breathing radon in air is much larger than your risk of stomach cancer from swallowing water with radon in it. Most of your risk from radon in water comes from radon released into the air when water is used for showering and other household purposes.”
*EPA402/K-13/002 |March 2018 (revised)
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