Breathing Easy: What Home Buyers and Sellers Should Know About Radon

The EPA rates radon as the number two cause of lung cancer.  This is the PSA video they published regarding radon.  It’s a little long at 13 minutes but it has some serious information presented in a lighthearted way.  Radon has been around longer that real estate but only recently has radon become one of the requisite tests a buyer should perform when buying residential real estate (it is and has been on the Oregon Property Buyer Advisory (pdf or web). I think that’s largely because of the improvements in the testing equipment. Watch the video and tomorrow we’ll look at some radon levels measured around Portland.

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