Radon and Real Estate in North Carolina | Online Real Estate Courses
▪Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas found in soil and rock. It seeps into homes through cracks in the foundation, walls and joints
.▪In some parts of the country, ground water can be a major source of radon. All homes should be tested for radon.
▪Learn more about radon in ground water and drinking water.
▪Among non-smokers, radon is the leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.
▪Lung cancer due to radon exposure claims about 21,000 U.S. lives annually, based on EPA estimates
.▪More information about radon exposure and lung cancer.
▪In many cases lung cancer can be prevented; this is especially true for radon-related lung cancer.
▪Using common materials and straightforward techniques, builders can construct new homes that are resistant to radon entry.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
• Understand the source of radon;
• Understand, generally, how radon enters a building through negative pressure, building materials and private well-water;
• Understand the incidence rate of elevated radon throughout North Carolina;
• Provide your clients with science-based resources on the human health impacts of radon exposure;
• Understand the essential basic components of radon measurement in a residential setting;• Understand the meaning of radon test results;
• Identify experts who can explain radon test results to your clients;
• Compare options for radon testing devices and testing timeframes;
• Locate certified radon professionals approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency;
• Provide consensus-based standards to your clients for both measuring radon levels in a building and mitigating elevated radon levels in a building;
• Understand, generally, different radon mitigation practices for homes with different foundations;
• Guide your client on possible interview questions to pose to a certified mitigator and/or items for a contract when hiring a certified professional; and
• Guide builder clients on how to build with radon resistant techniques.