Well, Admin forbids self-promotion here. And when DONegal posts an item regarding raDON gas, that sounds like self-promotion to me. Anyway, so now NG causes cancer? What next!!
Do have your home checked for radon. Geology around here has it, and your basement is apt to have detectable amount. Ventilation is the answer, and easily accomplished with out major disruption. My neighbor across the road ran a test, and has installed a passive vent system in his rather poorly ventilated cellar. No problem remains.In a perfect world, we would all have had that test done before the drill hit the dirt, and after the wells are brought in. We didn't.
In order to quiet the so-called experts on radon gas all you have to do is ask them to document one case of identifiable harm that has been caused to anyone living in a house with high levels of radon gas (high being considerably more than the EPA acceptable established level). They will be able to identify none. The discussion will then turn to underground miners where all kinds of lung cancer has been documented. But then what else do they breath under the ground? How about coal dust and other gases that are emitted from the ground such as methane. In theory radon seems problematic. In actuality, not so much. If radon were such a big problem. then one would expect to see higher than average lung cancer rates in areas were radon gas is prevalent or where there has been identifiable exposure to radon gas in particular dwellings. Ask the experts to document this. They can't.
If I lived in one of them New York apartments, I'd check some of this stuff out, but I wouldn't know where to start. What with Asbestos, Lead, Radon, pigeon droppin's, and whatever else someone says is BAD for ya'. Almost makes me wanna' live in a tent. Hmmm....How's canvas??Gotta' go an' practice a lil' hormesis of my own -- would that be one Yuengling or two??Donegal