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January is National Radon Action Month.  During this month the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) brings awareness and encourages all of us to get our homes tested. Radon can be a very harmful substance found in our homes, and this leads us to the question: What is Radon?

Here are some facts you need to know.

  • 1

    What is Radon?

    Radon is a radioactive gas, and the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. It has no taste, and no smell.

  • 2

    How can Radon get into my home?

    Radon enters in foundational cracks in homes that come from the soil in the ground.

  • 3

    Should I get my house tested for Radon?

    Yes, New Jersey’s Department of health strongly advises this.

  • 4

    Is getting my house test expensive?

    In most cases, it is not. You can buy do-it-yourself kits at local hardware stores.