Radon is a colorless, orderless, radioactive gas.
Radon is a major factor homeowners have to face Northern Virginia. Radon is the 2nd leading couse of lung cancer in the US. There are things you can do to protect you and your family.
*One out of 15 homes in the US is estimated to have elevated radon levels.
*Do-it-yourself tests for radon can be purchased for $10 to $30. Radon can also be professionally tested.
*The average indoor radon level is about 1.3 picocuries per liter in the United States. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends homeowners take corrective action if the radon detected in a house is at or above 4pCi/L.
*Reducing radon levels involves installing a vent pipe through the basement slab and venting gass out of the roof. The cost for this is estimated at $800 to $2,500.