Where is radon found?

The primary source of high levels of radon in homes is the surrounding soil and underlying rock. Radon in water is found in nearly all sources of surface water and groundwater. Water that flows through or over radium rich rock formations chiefly found in the Piedmont and mountain regions of the sate, accumulate radium and thus radon from the decay process. Groundwater usually has much higher levels than surface water because radon in groundwater is "trapped" by being submerged and cannot easily escape.

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1. What is radon?
2. Where is radon found?
3. How does radon get into my house?
4. What are the health effects of radon?
5. How is radon measured?
6. Where can I get the air and water testing kits?
7. What can be done if my home has elevated levels of radon?