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What exactly is radon pollution? I heard many people talking about it, but I cannot figure out what it is.



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Radon is a radioactive gas that seeps up from the earth and can collect in caves or basements. It is the natural product of radium decay, not an industrial pollutant. Breathing it can be harmful since the lungs are fairly sensitive to radioactivity, and it could cause lung disease. It is a good idea to ventilate your basement and seal any cracks in basement floors or walls. For more information, write to R. Woods at the address listed in the note called "free government information catalog". Send a check for 50 cents and request Publication Number 329A "Home Buyer's Guide to Environmental Hazards".

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