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Radon in New Mexico


Radon is a radioactive breakdown product of radium and uranium in soil, rock and water; it is often present in groundwater. [read more]

The Most Polluted Communities in New Mexico

30 water utilities reported detecting Radon in tap water since 2004, according to EWG's analysis of water quality data supplied by state water agencies

Ranked by highest average Radon level

RankSystem Population Served Positive test results of total reported tests Average Level
(Range)
1Winterhaven Mdwc and Swa
Las Cruces, NM
1631 of 11903 pCi/L
(1903 pCi/L)
2Village of Tijeras
Tijeras, NM
1,2001 of 11169 pCi/L
(1169 pCi/L)
3Sunset Hills Estates Hoa
Albuquerque, NM
751 of 1862 pCi/L
(862 pCi/L)
4Brazito Mdwca
Mesilla Park, NM
4851 of 1798 pCi/L
(798 pCi/L)
5Bayard Municipal Water System
Bayard, NM
2,5911 of 1711 pCi/L
(711 pCi/L)
6Deming Municipal Water System
Deming, NM
15,5363 of 3689 pCi/L
(649 to 739 pCi/L)
7Las Cruces Municipal Water System
Las Cruces, NM
81,0251 of 1539 pCi/L
(539 pCi/L)
8Pecan Park Mdwca
Deming, NM
801 of 1531 pCi/L
(531 pCi/L)
9Los Lunas Water System
Los Lunas, NM
13,7741 of 1460 pCi/L
(460 pCi/L)
10Aragon Mdwca
Aragon, NM
451 of 1453 pCi/L
(453 pCi/L)

Health Based Limits for Radon

StandardDescriptionLevel
One in one million (10-6) Cancer RiskThe concentration of a chemical in drinking water corresponding to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 in 1,000,000. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.1.5 pCi/L
One in ten thousand (10-4) Cancer RiskThe concentration of a chemical in drinking water corresponding to an excess estimated lifetime cancer risk of 1 in 10,000. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.150 pCi/L

Violation Summary for Radon in New Mexico

There are no violations reported for this contaminant in New Mexico