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Radon is derived from breakdown of uranium naturally found in the environment all across the globe. Some geographic locations have higher levels of radon than others. Like carbon monoxide, radon is colorless and odorless. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Human exposure happens primarily via buildings: 1 in 8 Vermont homes exceed the recommended level. In Brattleboro, 1 in 5 homes exceed the recommended level, but between January 1993 and January 2014, the Vermont Department of Health received only 329 home testing kits from Brattleboro.
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