Radon is a Class A carcinogen. It is known to cause lung cancer in humans.
38% of homes in the Chicagoland have a radon level at or above the DNS action level of 4.0
Radon comes from the soil, not the home. No home, new or old, expensive or modest, is exempt from radon.
Each home interacts with the ground beneath it differently. This is part of the reason why homes next door to each other have dramatically different radon levels.
Radon levels will fluctuate daily and seasonally within a reasonable range. A short-term radon test is a snapshot and a good indicator of whether or not the home has a radon problem.
Radon has a half-life of 3.8 days. This means that radon levels will not be any greater if the house is closed up for 6 years, 6 months, or 6 days.
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