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How radon enters your home

Posted on July 13, 2015 4:27 pm under Premises Liability

Radon is a naturally occurring element that results from the breakdown of the radioactive element uranium. Because radon exposure increases the risk of certain types of cancer, including lung cancer, it is important to test for radon and to make any necessary repairs or home improvements in order to keep this harmful substance at bay.

Radon can enter a building through one or more of the following:

  • Cracks in walls
  • Cracks/holes in crawlspace walls
  • Cracks/holes in basement walls and floors
  • Water wells
  • Construction fittings

Property owners have a responsibility to get their interiors tested for radon concentration, and to perform any needed repairs to keep radon within safe levels. If you believe a property owner’s failure to keep the premises you are occupying safe has harmed you or your family, do not hesitate to take legal action. Call the Madison office of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 for a free, no-obligation assessment of your case today.