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What should you do if you have high levels of radon in your home?

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Don't panic. Remember, lung cancer from radon is a long-term risk. It takes years of contact with it, not days.

But you do need to deal with the problem. Get in touch with a contractor who's an expert in solving radon issues. Fixes can include things like sealing up cracks in your basement or installing a pipe under your home to suck out the radon and blow it outside.

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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