Sun, 23 March 2008
§ What is it? Colorless and odorless radioactive gas formed in rock and soil.
§ How does it get in your home or business? Leaks into basement or crawl space from exposed soil, rock. Also is present in building materials such as natural stone or rock.
§ How dangerous is radon? The EPA says radon causes 100 times more deaths than carbon monoxide poisoning. It is the second-leading cause of lung cancer.
§ How to check? EPA-certified radon test kits are available for $20 from hardware, discount stores.
§ How do you cut levels? Seal cracks, openings to prevent from entering via soil; ventilation to carry gas out of a building.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency