What Are Radon Levels?
When you hear the term radon levels, this refers to the amount of radon present in a given area (generally your home). These levels are measured in picocuries per liter (pCi/L). There is no safe level of radiation/radon exposure. It’s recommended to have the lowest levels possible to reduce the risks of lung cancer.
A picocurie per liter measures how many picocuries of radon can be found in one liter of air.
A curie is a measurement of radioactivity.
Each picocurie is a trillionth of one curie.
As small as that amount might sound, when dealing with radiation even a few picocuries can translate into serious health risks.