Radon is a radioactive gas that comes from the ground.
Radon is known to cause cancer. While there are many sources of radiation, radon remains the largest source of exposure. Because we spend so much time indoors, radon in the home represents the biggest concern. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) recommends all homes and schools be tested for radon.
Most home inspection companies give customers the option to add a radon test to a residential home inspection for an additional cost, along wit other services.
More information about radon in homes can be found at https://www.mass.gov/service-details/radon-in-homes.