Our Review of
EPA's Home Buyer's and Seller's Guide to Radon
A Little Bit of Physics
The EPA Guide explains just a little bit about the physics of Radon, and why Radon is yet another of the things in nature that has been trying to kill us since time began. The cute little cartoon house is worried sick about the Radon waving up from around its foundation. This is a not-too-scary presentation of the seriousness of Radon, the radioactive gas that has been found in homes all over the United States and beyond.
Radon is as natural as natural can be. It comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water and gets into the air you breathe.
The guide explains that, "Radon typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Radon can also enter your home through well water."
"Your home can trap Radon inside. Any home can have a Radon problem. This means new and old homes, well sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements. In fact, you and your family are most likely to get your greatest radiation exposure at home. That is where you spend most of your time."
There's a lot more physics to Radon and how it can build up in buildings, if you're interested in physics and such (which we are). Anyway, the EPA Guide reminds us all that we can contact our state Radon office for information about Radon in our locales. Plus, the guide includes contact information for all the state offices. That's a good reason to get a copy of the guide, or use your fav. search engine to find your state radon office or health department.
This series is provided to inform about Radon at Lake Tahoe and beyond. On each page, you can view more by clicking on one of the navigation links below.
Find out if you have Radon...
Airthings gets our glowing review for its line of air quality detectors. In particular, we have used the Airthings Corentium Radon Detector, and like it! We purchased our Airthings Corentium over seven years ago, and it has been reliable and accurate for detecting Radon levels in our home and office. It's definitely recommended for monitoring Radon. Plus, if you ever need to install any Radon mitigation devices, this constant monitoring device can help you to know how well your system is working, in order to keep your home Radon levels down. Check it out on Amazon, where you can read other reviews and get your best price.
Home Air Quality Monitors
A Radon detector is only one home monitor that you can use to check the indoor air quality of your home at Lake Tahoe and beyond. Here's a handy link to home air quality monitors and other air quality products.