Radon is an odorless, colorless radioactive gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. Radon is formed naturally from decomposing uranium and can be found in schist/bedrock where it will percolate up through the soil and can enter the home, during the winter months Radon levels can be higher. In the Fairbanks area your home can be “at risk” especially so if on schist/bedrock and in the hills. The good news is testing is relatively inexpensive and mitigation can be effective.
ABC Inc. is a licensed for radon mitigation and can perform a certified test, or you can pick up a testing kit from the Cooperative Extension Service for $25.00 for long-term kits and $30 for short-term kits.
If you have questions or would like more information contact John at ABC or The Cooperative Extension Service.