My neighbor told us that she has a Radon problem in her house. Can you
tell me how Radon gets into your house?
Any home may have a radon problem. Radon is a radioactive gas. It comes
from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It
typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home
through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your home traps radon
inside, where it can build up. Any home may have a radon problem. This
means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with
or without basements.
Radon from soil gas is the main cause of radon problems. Sometimes radon
enters the home through well water In a small number of homes, the building
materials can give off radon, too. However, building materials
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