Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible, odorless gas that is harmlessly dispersed in outdoor air; but when trapped in buildings, can be harmful at elevated levels. The USEPA has determined that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., second to smoking. However, because you can’t see or smell radon, people tend to minimize the health effects and ignore the possibility it might exist in elevated levels in their homes.
The threat of radon is preventable. The installation of a radon-reduction system during the construction process of a new home is a simple and efficient process that will provide homeowners with a safer indoor environment. The installation of a radon-reduction system during construction is much more cost effective than retrofitting an existing home with a radon mitigation system.
Here are some resources regarding Radon Resistant New Construction (RRNC):
Building Radon Out – A Step-by-step Guide to Building Radon-Resistant Homes
Passive Radon Control System for New Construction