Radon is a quiet killer in our homes and it's prudent to know as much about it as possible. Where does it come from, how do we know if our home has any, and what can we do about it? Take this quiz and learn about the dangers of radon.
Which of these describes radon?
It's a synthetic chemical.
It's a naturally occurring gas.
It's a gas by-product of industry.
What are the properties of radon?
It has no smell or taste.
It has taste but no smell.
It has smell but no taste.
Where can radon be found?
in rock and gemstones
in soil and under the ocean
in most rock and soil
Where in the home would you find greater levels of radon?
in the eating areas
in the home's higher areas
in the home's lower areas
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), how many homes are estimated to have unsafe radon levels that require action?
one in 15 homes
one in 60 homes
one in 200 homes
Many scientific studies have concluded that radon is the _____ cause of lung cancer in the U.S.
How is radon primarily absorbed into the body?
It is absorbed through the skin upon contact with body fluids.
It is ingested through water.
It is inhaled from the air.
How do you know if there is radon pollution in your home?
You call a professional company to check it out but it's expensive.
You can get an inexpensive test kit.
You take small samples of your interior walls to a laboratory.
In the U.S., who is responsible for knowing anything you need to know about radon?
the vice president
your local ombudsman
the state radon contact person
If the radon levels in your home are high, who can help you fix the problem?
an electrician who is certified to work with radon