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Radon: Myths and Facts



MYTH

Not everyone is sure radon really is an issue.


FACT

All major health organizations (like the Centers for Disease Control, the American Lung Association and the American Medical Association) agree that radon may cause lung cancer.


 

MYTH

Radon only affects homes with basements.


FACT

How the house has been built can affect the radon levels. However, radon can be in any kind of homes: old or new, insulated, homes with and without basements.


 

MYTH

Radon is only a problem in specific areas.

FACT

High radon levels have been found in every state. Uranium is in the soil in any part of the country and therefore radon can be everywhere.


 

MYTH

If my neighbor tested the house and the radon levels are low, I am pretty sure I am good.


FACT

You may not. Radon levels can vary greatly from home to home. You need to test your home to be sure.