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I recently participated in a course on the risks of radon and thought I’d share some of the wisdom gleaned.  Radon is a naturally occurring gas, and we live amongst it in the normal course of life.  It comes from rocks deep in the soil and is undetectable to our senses but can be tested for with special equipment.  Radon is a carcinogen and is known to cause lung cancer.  Unsurprisingly, smokers are at higher risk of lung cancer with radon exposure.  Radon tests are not required, but if you’ve had one done, you’ll need to disclose that in a real estate transaction. 

 

Radon is not regulated, but the EPA offers guidance suggesting “safe” levels at or below 4 picocuries per litre or pCi/L.  This target was developed based on the “as low as reasonably

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