Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer.
You can’t see or smell Radon. testing is the only way to know your level of exposure. Radon can have a big impact on indoor air quality. It is not common to find radon in Lake homes, but it is a threat and should be tested.
What does EPA recommend?
- If you are buying a home or selling your home, have it tested for radon.
- For a new home, ask if radon-resistant construction features were used and if the home has been tested.
- Fix the home if the radon level is 4 picocuries per liter, or pCi/L, or higher.
- Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk, and in many cases, may be reduced.
- Take steps to prevent device interference when conducting a radon test.
A quality Home Inspector will be able to test your home and get you the results in a timely manner. If radon if found, it can be properly mitigated and should no longer pose a threat.