My Pro-Lab Analysis Report just came back and it says that my basement has 1.7 pCi/L (Picocuries), the average result of both tests. The basement is the only place I have to exercise, so I'm wondering if it's safe to do so. We also have our laundry and winter coats down there; so I'd like to know if it is safe to use the basement or live in the house;
The report also reads that the risk of cancer from radon exposure, rounded up to 2.0 pCi/L is about the same as the risk of dying from poison, or that about 4 out of a 1,000 people who never smoked (like we don't) were exposed to this amount over a life time would get cancer.
Considering it effects smokers more so than non-smokers, and that I don't smoke, is it safe for me to exercise in the basement?