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Radon is a radioactive gas that can be deadly. Radon is released during the decay of uranium and radium, natural elements found in the earth's crust. Both uranium and radium are found almost everywhere around the world in small concentrations in soil and rock. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claims that more than 1/3 of all U.S. homes may contain dangerous levels of radon because radon released from the ground. entering homes and getting trapped inside. This guidebook provides a basic understanding of radon, where it comes from, why it's a health threat, how to test for it and what you can do about it. A reference guide for contacting radon officials in each state is included in Appendix B.

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