Homebuyers and sellers in Minnesota are quickly learning all about radon. From seeing radon information when reviewing a sellers disclosure to buyers being asked if they would like a radon test when calling to schedule a home inspection, radon continues to be a topic with questions.
So what is Radon?
Radon is a gas produced by natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water.
Why is Radon a concern?
Scientists estimate there are 15,000 to 22,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year that are linked to high radon exposure.
How do you test your home for radon?
Radon tests can be done by most home inspectors, they have calibrated machines that are placed in the basement, or lowest level of the home for 48 hours. Homeowners can also…