Radon is a tasteless, odorless, and colorless gas that can be found abundantly in the environment. This element is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, or water. Almost all homes have low levels of radon. However, there are certain indoor or residential buildings where radon concentration is found to be beyond a safe level.
Houses and buildings built over or near bedrock that contains uranium are at increased risk of high radon concentrations. Radon may leak from the bedrock and enter the house through defective pipe fittings, well water, and cracked crawl space and basement walls. Because radon exposure increases your risk of certain types of cancer, it is important to get the interior of your home tested for radon concentration.
Unfortunately, a person’s risk of high radon exposure is sometimes a result of a landlord’s negligence in doing the necessary repairs to keep environmental threats at a minimum, including radon. To learn if your situation qualifies you for legal action, speak with our team of Wisconsin premises liability attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.