January is National Radon Action Month


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.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month to foster awareness of the naturally occurring gas, and encourage testing.

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.

Discover more about radon by reading the EPA publication A Citizen’s Guide to Radon, and consider providing clients with their handout Basic Radon Facts.

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