View Full Version : More than 50 percent of Western PA homes fail radon test

Brian Hannigan
09-19-2012, 09:50 PM
By Dan Howard - EnviroSpect of Western PA (http://envirospectofwesternpa.com/)

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and you may be exposing yourself, your family and pets to that risk every day of living in your home. If they breathe, and the radon is elevated, they will be exposed to this carcinogen.

According to PA DEP, the Western PA radon failure rate in homes exceeds 50%. As a comparison, the national failure rate is about 15%. The good news is that radon is a cancer risk that can be corrected.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas created when uranium and radium in the soil and rocks decays. Just as pesticides, chemical... More (http://www.csa-pittsburgh-home-inspection.com/home-inspector-pa/RadonArtcleH2H.pdf)