A gas you can't see, can't smell and can't feel is becoming more involved in home sales as buyers are starting to demand testing for it. That gas is called radon. It occurs naturally as materials in the soil break down, and homes with basements and ground-floor levels could have this gas enter from the ground.
Radon exposure can cause lung cancer. One house might have it, and the neighbors might not. Or, worse yet, all the houses on the block might test high for radon.
Homeowners selling their homes who have tested for radon need to disclose the results. Buyers also have the option of testing for radon during the inspection process and before finalizing the buyer's agreement. There will be an additional fee to conduct it.
At this time, the state…