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1. How many deaths are caused by Radon per year? - Thousands of deaths 2: What is Radon Gas? - A radioactive gas.

It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils 3: Where is Radon found? - Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air. It can be found all over the U.S. 4: How does Radon get into your home? - Radon moves up through the ground to the air and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up. Any home may have a radon problem. 5: What level of Radon is considered unsafe? (indoors) - 4 picocuries per liter 6: Is Radon in your home water supply considered to be a problem? Explain. - Not really, because most of your risk from radon in water comes from radon released into the air. Radon from water is not as dangerous as radon from air and soil. 7: How can you lower the Radon levels in your home? - You should use: ** A vent pipe system and fan; known as a soil suction radon reduction system, does not require major changes to your home, which pulls radon from beneath the house and vents it to the outside. ** Sealing foundation cracks and other openings makes this kind of system more effective and cost-efficient. Similar systems can also be installed in houses with crawl spaces. ** .Radon contractors can use other methods that may also work in your home. The right system depends on the design of your home and other factors.