You Might Have a Radon Problem

Radon Risk

The Washington State Department of Health developed a new map depicting potential risks from radon gas. Radon is a colorless, odorless byproduct created during the decay of uranium found in rocks. Since it is a gas , it can seep into homes and be inhaled by the occupants. Exposure to radon can increase the likelihood of getting lung cancer. the new maps highlight areas where rock formations have the potential for uranium deposits and thus a higher overall risk of radon exposure.

Not sure if randon is a problem in your area? Don’t sweat it. You can buy a simple and inexpensive home test kit at a hardware stores or online in order to provide assurance or suggest other steps to need to be taken.

Read the full article here and check out the map.

Juhi Mawla, Intern, gis@vertices.com

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