Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the natural decay of uranium in soil, rocks, water, and some building materials. It is odorless, tasteless, and invisible. Studies conducted by organizations such as the National Cancer Institute, EPA, and the National Academy of Sciences support a correlation between negative health effects and long-term exposure to radon.
Radon Gas is common in the Chicago, Illinois Area. Homebuyers should have a radon test complete with their home inspection to understand the radon levels inside the home. Homeowners who are unsure about the level of radon in the home should inquire about a radon test. While Radon may not be active in a given area, Radon can become active overtime so periodic testing is recommended.
Read more about Radon and its health effects on EPA.gov.
The Home Inspection Geeks completes Radon Testing for homeowners and homebuyers in the Chicago Area.