Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas formed by the breakdown of uranium. Radon is tasteless, colorless, and odorless, and is found in many types of soil and rock. It can enter homes through cracks in foundations, sump pump crocks, crawl spaces, or other openings. Radon is present in outdoor air, but is diluted to such low levels that it is usually not a concern. However, inside an enclosed space (such as a home), radon can build up to dangerous levels. Any home can have a radon problem -- new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and homes with or without basements.
- Health Risks of Radon
Health problems associated with Radon exposure.
- Radon Levels
Average Radon levels and Radon zones in Michigan.
- Radon Testing
How to test your home for Radon, and where to get Radon test kits.
- Lowering Radon Levels (Radon Mitigation)
How Radon levels can be lowered.
- Radon in Drinking Water
Link to State of Michigan site addressing concerns about radon in drinking water.
- Radon Requirements for New Home Construction
Radon-resistant building techniques that are required for homes built in Washtenaw County.
- Radon Fact Sheet
Printer-friendly guide to Radon.
- For More Information
Phone numbers and links to helpful resources.
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