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Can radon poisoning be prevented?

Since there is no treatment or cure for radon poisoning, prevention is of prime importance. Fortunately, prevention is quite simple, but it does require an awareness of the possibility of excessive levels of radon in your surroundings. Areas with potentially high radon levels should be tested, and if high levels are confirmed, methods to reduce the amount of radon should be performed. Radon levels in the air can be tested with easy-to-use kits or by a qualified radon tester. Reducing the amount of radon in a building usually involves the installation of a type of ventilation system. This should be done by a contractor with expertise in controlling radon levels, and the cost will vary depending on the method used.

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