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“Radon is an odorless, tasteless, and invisible gas. It is naturally formed when uranium, radium, and thorium break down in rocks, soil, and groundwater. The primary route of radon exposure for people is through breathing in air that contains radon. This air enters buildings and homes through cracks and gaps.
Inhaling radon can cause health problems, including lung cancer. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. It is responsible for over 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year.” –Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020, January). Protect Yourself and Your Family from Radon. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health. https://www.cdc.gov/radon/index.html
“High levels of radon can be a risk anywhere, regardless of the state. Old and newly built homes, with or without basements, can have radon problems. It’s critical to note that radon levels can vary significantly even between two houses located next to each other.” –Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018, August). Radon Testing. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health.
“The sale of homes with radon problems has not been blocked in areas where the radon issue has been addressed and fixed. In fact, additional protection against radon can be a positive selling point.” — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (2018, March). Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon. https://nepis.epa.gov Document Display.
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