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My apartment has 100x the recommended EPA level for radon in

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My apartment has 100x the recommended EPA level for radon in the air. What do?

I live in Illinois if this helps
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>>18106419
file a lawsuit
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>>18106445

I'll just go to the lawsuit store I guess
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You might also want to get checked out for any cancers you might have from breathing that in
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>>18106503

???
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find a new apartment. mail your landlord that paperwork instead of a rent check after you move out.
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>>18106508
>???
Not the guy you replied to but radon is radioactive. It's part of the decay chain that starts with uranium 238. Through the emmision of α particles the radon decays in to polonium, which in turn decays to bismuth, which decays in to lead.
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>>18106559

So I have cancer now
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>>18106625
It's possible. Whilst the radon itself isn't a carcinogen in it's own right (disclaimer - I'm a physicist, not an oncologist) the α radiation it emits can damage your cells. In general α radiation is fairly safe, it doesn't travel particularly far and doesn't penertrate very much of anything. The risk comes when you inhale radon, as it tends to stick in the lining of your lungs. That means they're being directly exposed to the radiation from 0 distance and with no shielding whatsoever.
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