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The hidden dangers of radon gas, a silent killer most of us don't think about.

Date Published: 12/04/2019 [Source]

We all know to check the smoke detectors at least once a year, be it when clocks fall back or spring forward. Many of us responsible ones even have carbon monoxide monitors in our homes and businesses. But what about radon? To be honest, I did not give much thought to radon either until I studied to pass my real estate license exam. Apparently radon gas is quite dangerous. The odorless, tasteless, invisible gas likes to collect in some buildings, depending on the particular geological characteristics of your property.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency estimates that as many as 20 000 lung cancer deaths per year can be attributed to radon. Could my own home be harboring this toxic enemy? The only way to know is through radon testing.