Radon can be fatal to homeowners. It can enter a house through cracks in the foundation, floors and walls, or in a home’s natural stone building materials. The gas is the second biggest cause of lung cancer in the United States (behind smoking), killing around 15,000 to 22,000 people per year.
Some areas within the RMLS™ region are radon hot spots, but testing is not required for homes in all these areas. Homeowners are highly encouraged to get their house tested.