Radon is a colorless and odorless gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium in the earth. Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, behind smoking. Jefferson and Berkeley Counties in West Virginia are both EPA Zone 1 areas, which means that radon levels in homes are expected to be higher than the EPA’s action level. Because of the high radon levels in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, building codes require that home builders install passive radon reduction systems.
Unfortunately, some home builders failed to properly build the radon reduction systems that were required by building codes, which means that some families are living in homes with higher radon than they should have. If you would like Skinner Law Firm to investigate whether the radon reduction system in your home was properly installed, please fill out the questionnaire below.