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Connie's Corner: RADON - What is it? Why should I care?
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RADON gas is a colorless, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas. It is formed by the breakdown of uranium, a natural radioactive material found in soil, rock and groundwater.
WHY SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT IT? RADON is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. In the United States, the EPA estimates that about 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year are radon-related.
WHAT’S MY RISK? Nearly 1 out of every 15 homes in the U.S. and Canada is estimated to have an elevated radon level. The U.S. EPA recommends mitigating (fixing) radon at levels of 4 pico Curies per Liter (pCi/L) or greater. According to Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the average radon level found in Sister Bay was 6.07 pCi/L. SEE INTERACTIVE MAP HERE!
When radon is released from the ground into the outdoor air, it gets diluted to low concentrations and is not a concern. Within homes, it typically moves up through the flooring system and other open areas between the ground and living spaces. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up.
Any home may have a radon problem – this means new and old homes, well –sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements.
RADON TESTING is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. Testing takes approximately 2 – 3 days. Results are interpreted and the report is sent directly to the client.
I recommend testing for RADON when buying and selling homes. According to Door County Home Inspectors, Door County has the second highest count for radon in the State of Wisconsin.
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