What is Radon?
Radon gas is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the decay of uranium in the soil. Uranium is present in the ground all over the world, with some areas having higher concentrations, including Utah. Utah’s uranium and Radon levels are 5 times greater than the average level in the United States.
Areas with higher uranium concentrations will typically have more Radon problems than areas with lower concentrations in the ground. A higher concentration of Radon in your home is dangerous to your family’s health. In fact, per the EPA radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, causing 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year. Only smoking causes more lung cancer.
What are the symptoms of radon in your home?
Radon is a colorless and odorless gas. It does not leave behind any stains or smell and hence is impossible to find out by the naked eye. One possibility of finding it is to check the entryways and look for cracks in floors or walls. The only sure-shot way of finding radon is to get radon testing done at your home by a certified home inspector.
Is radon testing necessary when buying a home?
Radon is a radioactive gas and is colorless and odorless. If someone is exposed to it for a long or moderate time, it can cause serious health complications. Therefore, before buying a house, it is recommended to do radon testing in your home.
Where is radon most commonly found?
Radon is a radioactive gas and is formed due to the decay of Uranium in the soil. It is most commonly found in basements and cellars. Areas that have contact with the ground are most likely to have a high concentration of radon.
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