Friday, March 10, 2006

How to Measure Radon in a Home You Are Planning to Buy

If you are planning on buying a new home you should have it tested for radon gas as part of the sales agreement. Radon is a deadly radioactive gas that causes lung cancer. You can't see or smell it. The only way to know if a home has a radon gas problem is to test for it with special radon testing equipment. To learn more about the health risks of living in a home with high radon gas levels and steps to prevent it.

2 Comments:

At 7:40 AM, Blogger MJ Myers said...

I was watching CNN's House Call this morning (03/12). The show delt with lung cancer. Overall I think it presented some valuable information. Two things however concered me. First, not nearly enough time was spent discussing the lung cancer risk of radon. After all, it is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking. Second, one of the doctors made an off hand comment that indicated that homes without basments don't need to be tested for radon. Nothing could be further from the truth. ANY HOME that contacts the ground needs to be tested, basement or not.

I'm totally amazed at how ignorant the medical community is about radon. On the other hand I'm not at all suprised at the mis-information broadcast by the American media.

 
At 8:41 AM, Blogger Ed Buckley said...

How hard is it to test for radon before you buy? Where can I get radon test kits?

 

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