31 May '15, 8pm

The Invisible Killer: Facts Every Homeowner Need to Know About Radon

The Invisible Killer: Facts Every Homeowner Need to Know About Radon

Radon gas isn’t something you hear a lot about in the news. It’s impossible to see, taste, or smell. Yet, it’s almost everywhere. It seeps up from the ground, and is present in many homes. It’s responsible for 21,000 cancer deaths every year in the U.S. Here’s how to beat the silent killer . Get Your Home Tested Simple home test kits can tell you whether there’s a problem. Since radon is a radioactive gas, it can be tested using radiological testing methods. Normally, radon is measured in terms of picocuries per liter of air, or pCi/L. Home testing kits are available that will test both long-term and short-term radon levels. You can do the testing yourself or hire a professional to do it for you. The cost for a professional may set you back as much as $300. If you do it yourself, you may spend between $20 and $30. If radon levels exceed the EPA’s guidelines of 4 pCi/L, you...

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