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Making Sure Your Home is Radon Safe: A New Tool

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Making Sure Your Home is Radon Safe: A New Tool

A hazard, though little heard of There is a health hazard in as many as 1 in 10 U.S. homes that is poorly understood. Radon. If you do not specifically test for it, you will never know it is there! Radon is a gas that results from the radioactive decay of trace elements commonly found within rocky soils. Principle among these is naturally occurring trace uranium, which, over billions of years slowly decays through a sequence of different chemical elements, one of which is radon. The radioactive decay of radon, however, is rapid, which is why it is hazardous. Radon...

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