Per the latest article written by Ed Lowe, Post Crescent staff writer dated December 2, 2010, it appears we live in the “epicenter” of a regional health concern. With the growing number of households in the Fox Valley area @ a 90% failure rate for averaging over the 4 picocuries per liter of radon, I feel this is something we should all take a closer look at. Radon is an invisible, odorless radioactive gas produced by the natural decay of uranium found in nearly all soils. It is also the SECOND leading cause of lung cancer…killing about 20,000 Americans per year. This odorless gas enters homes by seeping through gaps in foundations, and also open sump pump pits. With many of the lower levels in our homes being finished living areas, it might make sense to purchase a radon test kit, or better yet give as gifts to family members for Christmas, and find out for ourselves if infact we are living with this gas. As a Realtor, I always talk to my buyers about testing their new home for radon. It’s their decision. I have a buyer who is actually testing a home this weekend, we will have results Tuesday. This home is located in Menasha, I will post the results! Stay tuned! For more info on radon go to : www.co.outagamie.wi.us/publichealth/webpages/radon.htm
Mary Ellis C21 Search
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