If You Don’t Know What Radon Is, You Need To

What is radon

Many people around the country have not even heard of Radon. It might sound like the latest villain in the Marvel Universe, but it is a very real problem that people all around the country need to become familiar with.

Radon is a naturally occurring chemical element with the symbol “Rn” on the periodic table. It is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and can emanate from underneath your home without you even knowing it. Testing for radon is the only way you will know if it is present.

More than something that might simply be annoying, radon can be deadly. The Surgeon General’s Office, along with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, has reported that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the nation. According to the US EPA, radon is responsible for as many as 20 Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About Radon

Moisture barrier for crawl space

There are a lot of things that homeowners have to worry about when it comes to protecting their families from dangers. There are some that are very obvious such as keeping the roof in one piece and installing windows and doors that cannot be penetrated by burglars. There are others that are not so obvious such as radon gas. The problem, say radon testing companies that while it is a very dangerous substance, many homeowners never know it is a problem in their homes.

The Reviewandnbsp;is reporting on the problem and what homeowners can do about it. They say that even when homeowners (and renters) have no idea that there may be dangerous radon gas in their homes, it can be there and be Continue reading

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