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How do you find out if radon is in your home?

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Radon tests are easy to get online or in hardware stores. Usually, you just set up the testing kit in the lowest level of your home that you use regularly, such as your basement or first floor. It should not be placed in a kitchen or bathroom. Then after a few days, you send it off to a lab for results. If you have well water, you may want to test your water for radon, too.

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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