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What is Radon?
The question "What is radon? is often the first reaction we are asked in talking with someone who is moving to our region of the country and has heard that our soil and rocks contain possibly more uranium than the soil in the region where they have moved from.

Radon is a radioactive, invisible, odorless and colorless gas which can infiltrate your home through small cracks in the basement or from high radon levels in water if you are have a private well. In rare cases it can come from radioactive decay of solids in concrete, gypsum or other building materials. We offer five different solutions to lower the radon levels in your home.

Radon is a decay element from Uranium in the rocks underneath your house. Although Uranium is a metal and therefore sticks to the rocks, when it decays in several steps to the metal Radium-226 and from there to Radon-222 it becomes a rare gas and escapes through the natural cracks in the rocks upwards driven by the natural pressure gradient in the rock and soil underneath the house..
Radon is approximately 7 times as heavy as the Oxygen molecule but because it is a rare gas (meaning that it is not chemically active, as are the other gasses Helium, Neon, Argon, Krypton and Xenon) it will be easily kicked around by other air-molecules and be found throughout the house. Typically the Radon concentration in a house one level higher than the lowest lived-in level is 70%, although this distribution is very broad, from 25% to 100%.

Health effects by Radon in our homes:
The next logical question is how elevated levels of radon inside your (current or future) home can affect your health and whether there are groups in our population that are more at risk than others. Are there possibly groups in our population who have no risk at all so that they do not have to worry about radon? I answer these questions on the page: Who is at risk?

Can something be done to lower the level of radon in a home?
So far we have only talked about radon as a problem, but can the problem be solved or should you abandon the thought of buying the home you have worked so hard for to afford? If there is a solution, how should you approach the problem? This is addressed on our page: What should you do when your home was tested and high Radon concentration levels were confirmed?

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