Radon's Effect On The Environment

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Radon is a naturally occurring element that does not harm humans in the outdoors. However, it can build up inside buildings and can cause cancer. Because of this, the EPA and other environmental organizations are requiring increased testing and mitigation. This will affect homeowners, homebuilders, schools, and the workplace. Radon is everywhere in our environment. Radon comes up from the ground and into our home and schools. Colorless and odorless, radon is a decay product of radium (Radon Encyclopedia). Radon continues to break down into products termed radon progeny (Radon Encyclopedia). It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. To protect people’s health, the government is requiring more radon testing

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