Radon is a natural, odorless and tasteless radioactive gas that is found in soil, rocks and water all over the US including Vermont. Long-term radon exposure is linked to over 21,000 lung cancer deaths a year in the US, second only to tobacco. Roughly 1 in 8 homes in Vermont are believed to have high radon levels. Vermont law does not require a radon test as part of a real estate transaction. Thus despite the danger of Radon exposure, the issue remains unrecognized by many Vermonters. Since 2000 only 15,488 state radon test kits have been ordered in Vermont.
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