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Radon in Water

Radon In Water
Well, well, well, if it isn’t radon in water! Most people who have heard of indoor radon probably know that it comes from the ground. Radon is a radioactive decay product of uranium, which exists in the soil in countless counties across the U.S. Radon gas enters through the tiniest…

A Brief History of Radon

History of Radon
Initial Discovery Most people have heard of Marie Curie, a scientist known for her work with radioactivity, and the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. She and her husband Pierre Curie discovered radium, a decay product of uranium, in 1898. Two years later, German scientist Freidrich Ernst Dorn discovered…

Radon: An Invisible Danger Lurking In Schools

Radon In Schools
Every parent wants their child’s school environment to be safe and comfortable.  But is it?  Some common concerns parents may have include bullying, school security, or air and water quality. However, when parents think about air quality, they seldom think “radon”.  Radon can’t be seen, smelled, or heard, so it…

What You Should Know About Radon in Water

About Radon
test water for radon
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says, “Test evey well for radon.”  However, there is currently no national recommended safe radon level for radon in water. The 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments required EPA to establish several new, health-based drinking water regulations, including a multimedia approach to address the…