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Radon Gets In Through:

1) Cracks in solid floors
2) Construction joints
3) Cracks in walls
4) Gaps in suspended floors
5) Gaps around service pipes
6) Cavities inside walls
7) The water supply
What is radon and where does it come from?
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive decay product. It comes from the decay of uranium which may be found in many types of soils and rock (granite, shale, phosphorus etc.). In Central Virginia our primary source is granite. See link #6

Is it true that scientists aren't sure that radon is a health threat?
All major world health organizations have concluded through human population studies that radon is a cause of lung cancer. In fact, it is the #2 cause of lung cancer in the USA. See drkoop.com

Is radon only a problem in other parts of the country?
High radon levels have been found in every state. In Virginia, elevated radon levels have been found in every zip code zone.

How can homes with elevated radon levels be fixed?
There are relatively simple methods for correcting elevated radon levels. In our area the cost is usually less than $2,000. Under Useful Links see link #4 the EPA remediation site.

If my neighbor's radon test was low will mine probably be low as well?
Radon varies from home to home. Some homes we have tested were over 100pCi/L and the home next door was below 1.0pCi/l.

I've lived in my home so long does it make sense to take action now?
You reduce your risk of lung cancer when you reduce radon levels, even if you have lived with a radon problem.

Is it difficult to sell homes in areas where homes with radon problems have been discovered?
Where radon problems have been fixed, home sales have not been blocked. The added protection is a good selling point. Most radon reduction systems have the added benefit of removing mold and mildew, as well as moisture from crawl space and subslab environments.

Does radon affect only certain types of homes?
Radon has been found in all types of homes, from homes with basements to homes with crawl spaces and concrete slabs poured under them.

Is radon testing expensive and difficult?
No. Radon testing is easy and affordable.

Who is testing for radon and why?
More frequently buyers of real estate are testing for radon to protect their investment, as well as the health of their family. More homeowners are testing their homes as well.
 
 

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