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What is radon?

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.

Any home can have a radon problem, including new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. In fact, you and your family are most likely to get your greatest radiation exposure at home where you spend most of your time. Nearly one out of every 15 homes in the United States is estimated to have an elevated radon level (4 pCi/L or more).

Where does radon occur?

Air pressure inside your home is usually lower than pressure in the soil around your home’s foundation. Because of this difference in pressure, your house acts like a vacuum, drawing radon in through foundation cracks and other openings.

 

Radon may also be present in well water.

How does radon enter your home?

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