Did you know that an estimated 40% of Pennsylvania homes have higher levels of radon than national safety standards? This is due in large part to the state’s geology. Radon is an odorless, colorless radioactive gas that occurs naturally from the breakdown of uranium in soil and rocks and enters homes through cracks in the foundation or other openings. Though typically found in basements, radon can be found anywhere in the home.
Winter is a perfect time to test for radon, because doors and windows are closed, allowing for more accurate results. Simple radon test kits are inexpensive and available at home improvement and hardware stores. For more information about radon, click here.