Radon In Your Home?
It is extremely important for new home buyers to test their homes for radon, as the colorless, odor-less gas is not just a problem in older homes, but also in new-build homes. Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in soil and rock, and it is believed to be the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon can accumulate to unhealthy levels in homes, and the EPA estimates that it results in approximately 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the United States each year. Studies project that more than 600 of those lung cancer cases occur in Michigan alone.