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Radon in Drinking Water

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Publication Number: GWQ-00550

Author/Sponsor: Fred Sorensen and Lisa Wedin

Price: FREE WEB-ONLY

Short Description:
Available Online Only. Radon, a naturally occurring, radioactive gas, can enter a home from the soil beneath it or from tap water. Radon in water poses a health risk from inhalation or ingestion, but radon released from the water to air by showering or other household uses poses a greater risk than ingested radon. This publication provides information about radon, including when and how to test for the gas and techniques for radon mitigation in homes. Also included are phone numbers and websites for hotlines and other resources.

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