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What Affects a Radon Test? | Radon Testing Effectiveness

Conditions that Affect a Radon Test 

Radon is a radioactive gas that is found in the soil and air that we breathe in. It comes from the break down of uranium in rocks and soil, and although it is a naturally occurring gas, exposure to large amounts of radon can lead to lung cancer. 

Radon gas finds its way from the soil into our homes, potentially making our living space a dangerous place to  live. Once radon is inside a home it become trapped and from there it can build into dangerous levels. 

Since radon has no odor, taste, or smell it is impossible to detect whether or not it is even in your home, let alone if it's at a dangerous level or not.

Having a radon test performed inside your home is the only way to know for sure what you're dealing with, and unfortunately, there are several conditions that can affect a radon test and lead to inaccurate readings. 

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Are There State Laws That Require Radon Testing and Mitigation?

Does the State Require Radon Testing or Mitigation? 

You would think since Radon Gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States that there would be some type of legislation surrounding the issue. Radon causes more than 21,000 deaths per year, which is more than drunk driving!

Unfortunately, there are no state-mandated laws regarding the testing and mitigation of radon from homes or public buildings. 

Although there are no state-mandated laws regarding radon gas, there are Radon Disclosure Laws. 

Today, we are going to dig into the Disclosure Laws, Certification Law and what they mean.

Let's dig in !

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Why did Dr. Oz Talk about Radon?

Why you Should Test your Home for Radon  

Why did Dr. Oz talk about Radon gas on his show? The answer is simple, Radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, and many people do not know what radon is, where it comes from, or how it affects them. 

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Are Radon Testing Monitors More Accurate than a Test Kit?

Radon Monitor Vs. Passive Test Kit 

If you have made the choice to have your home tested for Radon Gas, you may have been presented with two options for testing.

When deciding between using a radon continuous monitoring system or a passive charcoal radon test kit, there are a few things you should consider before moving forward. 

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