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Do all homes have radon in them?

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Radon can be a problem in any building, including schools and workplaces. But the biggest danger for most people is at home, where you spend so much time. So find out about the radon levels where you live. these levels vary across the country, but even states with relatively low radon levels can still have areas with high radon. Sometimes, houses next door to each other can have different levels. The type of home doesn't matter either. Old homes and new homes can both have radon.

SOURCES:

Environmental Protection Agency: "A Citizen's Guide to Radon: The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Radon," "EPA Map of Radon Zones."

National Cancer Institute: "Radon and Cancer."

American Cancer Society: "Radon and Cancer."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on April 21, 2019

SOURCES:

Environmental Protection Agency: "A Citizen's Guide to Radon: The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Radon," "EPA Map of Radon Zones."

National Cancer Institute: "Radon and Cancer."

American Cancer Society: "Radon and Cancer."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on April 21, 2019

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