Tag: Radon

What is Radon Testing and How Do I Know if a House Has it?

January is Radon Awareness Month Radon is probably the most confusing and unknown topics when it comes to the home inspection process. I want to make this easy so let’s break this down. What is Radon? Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that is produced by decaying uranium. Some form of radon is present… Read more »

January is National Radon Awareness Month

Radon is a radioactive gas that’s produced by the earth from naturally occurring uranium in the soil and water decaying over time. This gas is harmful to people when exposed to elevated levels over an extended period of time. In some areas in the country where radon levels are particularly high, however, the elevated levels… Read more »

The No. 1 cause of lung cancer—radon or smoking?

Radon has always been considered a distant second to smoking as a cause of lung cancer. If smoking is linked to 87 percent of all lung cancer deaths, why even worry about the lung cancer deaths related to radon (21,000 per year in the United States)? Not so long ago secondhand smoke was a hot-button… Read more »