Radon Gas Risks

"Florida law should allow tax relief for homeowners that correct radon problems in existing buildings. Radon measurements should be taken in all Florida homes."

by Glenn Compton, The Bradenton Times

Nearly one out of every 15 homes in the United States is estimated to have an elevated radon level (4pCi/L or more). The EPA has admitted that more than 21,000 annual lung cancer deaths can be attributed to radon. More Americans die every year from lung cancer induced by exposure to radon than from drunk driving...Radon is one of the greatest single environmental hazards facing the American public today. After smoking, radon is the second leading cause of death due to lung cancer in the United States.

EPA first recognized exposure to elevated indoor concentrations of radon gas as a potential health problem in the 1960s when certain homes in Colorado were found to have been built with materials contaminated by uranium mill tailings. In the 1970s, EPA discovered that some homes in Florida built on reclaimed phosphate land had elevated radon levels. The current radon gas notification in all Florida Read More

Source: The Bradenton Times