Radon in Your Home
One in seven Vermont homes has elevated levels of radon. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that has no color, smell or taste. Radon comes from the decay of uranium, which is a radioactive element found naturally in the Earth’s crust. Over billions of years, uranium decays into radium, and eventually, radon. Radon is present in outdoor air, and radon levels can build up inside your home.
Unless you test for it, there is no way of knowing if radon is in your home.
Watch this video and hear one Vermonter’s story about the impact of high levels of radon in her childhood home.