Radon is a radioactive gas that is produced naturally from the gradual breakdown of uranium in rock and soil. Radon gas can move into homes and other buildings through cracks in the walls or floor of foundations, or through gaps around service pipes, window casements, floor drains, sumps and other openings. Soil gas infiltration is the most important source of radon in indoor environments. Other lesser sources can include well water and certain building materials.
You can’t see, taste or smell radon. The only way to know the level of radon in a home or other building is to test for it. Do-it-yourself test kits are available at most hardware and home improvement stores and online. Testing can also be done by a radon measurement professional.
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Updated April 19, 2018