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Our Review of
EPA's Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon

Introduction: This page is part of a series that presents the EPA Guide to Radon. It's to inform Tahoe area homeowners that they should test for Radon levels in their homes, why to test, and what can be done to mitigate Radon in homes. To view more pages in this guide, just scroll down to the navigation buttons below.

This guide covers just about all you need to know to protect yourself from Radon at Lake Tahoe and beyond.

Just look at all the extensive Table of Contents, which by the way is a really nice feature for finding specific topics. The EPA writers have organized this guide to answer several important questions. These are questions that each of us may not even know we should be asking:

Why Should I Test for Radon?

Now that we know to test our homes, what if we sell our home? Or what if we didn't test yet, and plan to sell?

I'm buying a home. What should I do regarding the possibility that it may have high Radon (or it may not)?

I'm building a new home. How can I protect my family? Can I buy a Radon-Resistant home? What are Radon-Resistant features?

How can I get reliable Radon Test Results? How about types of Radon testing devices, how to test, and how to prevent or detect test interference, plus how to interpret Radon Test Results.

What about Radon and Smoking? Is that a double whammy? Yes!

What should I do if the Radon Level is high?

How can I Lower the Radon Level?

How to select a Radon-Reduction (Mitigation) Contractor.

What about Radon in water? Is this a concern?

There is also a helpful section covering Radon Myths and Facts.

In this review of the EPA Guide, we will be reviewing each of these sections. You can view more by clicking on one of the navigation links below.

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Airthings Home Radon and Air Quality Detectors

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