15 Jan '14, 1am

Does your home have high radon?

Does your home have high radon?

January is national radon awareness month. If you do nothing else, at least take a look at the map of radon risk zones above. If your home is in an area shaded red or orange, you may be especially at risk. What is radon? Radon is an invisible, odorless gas that can cause lung cancer. Although radon may be released from building materials , in most cases the source is natural radon found in the soils and rock on which your home is built. A house can act like a chimney: warm air rising inside causes a negative pressure in basements or at the slab level. This negative pressure can suck in gases, including radon. How much radon is dangerous? Once inside a home, the radon builds up due to a lower rate of fresh air inside the building. Radon levels outdoors average 0.4 pCi/L (pCi = picocuries). Although no level of radon can be considered totally safe, EPA recommends taking acti...

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