Radon Testing

Radon is an odorless radioactive gas that results from the natural breakdown of uranium in the soil. Uranium is present in most of the soil and rock around the world. It is typically concentrated in areas with lots of granite, shale, phosphate, and pitchblende.

The gas is a deadly carcinogen. It emits radioactive particles that can be inhaled into the lungs. The adverse health effect—lung cancer—may not be produced immediately.

What information is available regarding radon and real estate transactions?

The EPA publication Home Buyer’s and Seller’s Guide to Radon details several aspects related to this test during real estate transactions.

You can find information on radon, the protocols for radon testing during real estate transactions, and guidance as to how to interpret your radon test results.

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