Radon, which has no smell, taste, or color, is a transparent radioactive gas. When the uranium in soil and rocks decays over time, radon gas is released – this process lets off radioactive particles. Since it is a gas, radon has the ability to enter structures through cracks and/or openings in the foundation.
As the EPA also states, “Any radon exposure has some risk of causing lung cancer. The lower the radon level in your home, the lower your family’s risk of lung cancer. Based on a national residential radon survey completed in 1991, the average indoor radon level is about 1.3 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) in air in the United States. The average outdoor level is about 0.4 pCi/L.”
Typically, the radon test is a two-day process in which a machine, is placed in the lowest-level of a home that is habitable. And so, for a home with finished space in the basement, the test would be placed in the basement. For a home without a basement the test would be placed on the first floor.
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