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Radon in water: Is it possible?

Posted on July 14, 2015 3:25 pm under Premises Liability

Radon is radioactive gas found abundantly in the earth’s bedrock. This cancer-causing element may easily seep out from the soil and enter the house through cracks and holes in the basement walls or flooring. Another way that radon could enter your home is through the home’s water system.

If you are drawing water from your private water well and your house has tested positive for large amounts of radon, have your water tested for radon contamination. People exposed to radon through water are at risk of radon inhalation and ingestion. When inhaled, radon increases your risk of lung cancer. Ingested radon, on the other hand, increases your risk of stomach cancer.

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