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You can’t see it, smell it, or taste it. Radon, a Class A carcinogen, is the second cause of lung cancer. Radon is responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths a year (one every 25 minutes). In Florida, one in five homes tested has elevated radon levels above the action level of 4 pCi/L. Elevated radon levels have been found in all types of buildings, including manufactured homes, schools and high-rise condominiums.

Radon comes from the radioactive breakdown of naturally occurring radium found in most soils. As a gas in the soil, it enters buildings through small openings in the foundation. Since the building can hold the radon similarly to smoke trapped under a glass, indoor radon concentrations can increase to many times that of outdoor levels. The only way to know the radon levels in your home is to test.

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The World Health Organization and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have announced a call to action for Americans to test their homes for Radon gas, which has been identified as the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers in the U.S.A‚ The Florida Department of Health is working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a nationwide campaign to educate Americans about the dangers of radon exposure and to encourage them to take action to protect their homes and families. 

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Whether or not having radon gas in your house will stop the sale depends on a number of factors, including:

  • The radon levels in your home. If the levels are low, the buyer may be willing to purchase the home without mitigation. However, if the levels are high, the buyer may be less likely to purchase the home, or they may require you to install a radon mitigation system before closing.

  • The real estate market. In a competitive market, buyers may be more willing to overlook radon gas, especially if they really love the home. However, in a less competitive market, buyers may be more likely to walk away from a home with radon gas.

  • The buyer's personal preferences. Some buyers may be more sensitive to radon gas than others. For example, a buyer with a family history of lung cancer may be less likely to purchase a home with radon gas.

If you are concerned about radon gas in your home, it is best to have it tested before you put your house on the market. If the levels are high, you can install a radon mitigation system to reduce the levels. This will make your home more attractive to buyers and increase your chances of selling it quickly.

Here are some tips for selling a home with radon gas:

  • Be upfront with potential buyers about the radon levels in your home.

  • Offer to install a radon mitigation system before closing.

  • Get a radon mitigation system installed by a qualified contractor.

  • Get a radon test after the mitigation system is installed to show buyers that the levels have been reduced.

By following these tips, you can increase your chances of selling your home with radon gas quickly and for a good price.

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