Radon Gas Action Month: A threat that isn't another Hallmark holiday

This month, the EPA wants you to think about the air you breathe and take action against a health threat you probably didn't know existed: Radon gas.

Along with the many useful and sometimes useless "events" that are named by government agencies, interests groups and greeting card companies, the EPA has designated January to be Radon Action Month.

From experience however, I can tell you this one is pretty important. In the 20 years I spent as a professional home inspector, we frequently saw otherwise perfectly healthy homes test very high for radon gas.