Radon Levels in Wichita and Sedgwick County Kansas
Is Sedgwick County a High Radon Area? Simply put, yes and no. Sedgwick County and Wichita are in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Zone 2, the medium risk zone. We will quickly summarize the basics of what Radon is and how it is measured to help make sense of the levels in Sedgwick County. What is Radon? Radon is an element, a colorless and odorless radioactive gas that may be accumulating in your home or business. How is Radon Measured? Radon is measured in picocuries per liter (pCi/l). What Does it Mean that Sedgwick County is in the Medium Risk Zone? Using data from many thousands of tests, over 70,000 in Kansas alone, the EPA published a map classifying every county in the US into one of three zones: Zone 1: Counties with predicted average indoor radon screening levels greater than 4 pCi/l;Zone 2: Counties with predicted average indoor radon screening levels from 2 to 4 pCi/l; andZone 3: Counties with predicted average indoor radon screening levels less than 2 pCi/l.