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Radon Test Results: 1st Floor by County Map

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created Feb 05, 2013

updated Mar 19, 2014

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The boundary map shows radon test results by county. The test results are provided on a monthly basis to the Department of Health’s Radon Program from a contracted radon testing laboratory. The color grading of the counties represent the average radon level of homes tested in the counties.The radon test results illustrated on this map may not be reflective of all radon tests completed in New York State. For more information, check out http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/radiological/radon/radon.htm, or go to the "About" tab.

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New York State Department of Health
Source Link
http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/radiological/radon/radon.htm
Dataset Summary
Organization
Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection
Time Period
Beginning 1987
Posting Frequency
Semi-Annually
Data Frequency
Monthly
Dataset Owner
Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection
Coverage
Statewide
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County, Town, Test Location in Home, # of Homes Tested, Average Radon pCi/L, Geometric Mean, Geometric Standard Deviation, Highest (pCi/L), Radon Tests < 4.0pCi/L, Radon Test 4.0pCi/L < 20.0pCi/L, and Radon test > 20.0pCi/L
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Notes
The picoCurie (pCi) is a unit of radioactivity which represents one trillionth of a Curie or 2.22 nuclear-transformations/minute. The NYS DOH and the EPA use 4 pCi/L as a recommended action level. When testing indicates that the radon level in the lowest primary living area of the home is at or above this action level, the NYS DOH recommends that the homeowner take appropriate corrective action. PLEASE NOTE: The data used in this dataset are specific to basement and first floor screening radon test kit results and are used for decision making and mapping. In some geographic locations, only a few radon test results are available from using the DOH Radon test kits; therefore care must be given in the interpretation of the data and it is advised that the best measurement of radon for your location can be determined by requesting a Radon Test kit by utilizing this URL: http://www.health.ny.gov/forms/doh-2247.pdf
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Limitations
The radon test results obtained from this database may not be reflective of all radon tests completed in New York State. There are approximately 30,000-40,000 radon tests completed each year in New York State that are not purchased through the NYSDOH Radon Program. These tests are completed by resident home owners, inspectors, schools, etc. across the state.
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