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Tuesday, December 12, 2017  

 
Environmental Concerns
 
  Introduction

In real estate today, several environmental issues are the concerns of potential investors, developers, lenders, and homeowners. A lack of understanding can be intimidating and frightening, and may result in substantial risk to many different parties. Below are explanations of predominating environmental issues, and links to organizations that can provide you with the information you need to make healthy, confident decisions in your real estate transactions.

 

Mainstream Environmental Concerns

Asbestos Electromagnetic Fields Lead-based Paint Mold (Black Mold) Methyl Tertia-Butyl Ether Polychlorinated Biphenyls Radon Gas Underground Storage Tanks

Radon


Radon is a naturally occurring, odorless, colorless gas which is generated from the natural radioactive decay of radium and uranium. The uranium concentration of underlying geologic materials is a fundamental variable that determines the rate of underground radon production.

Geologic materials that contain greater amounts of uranium, such as granite and shales, produce greater amounts of radon. The most harmful effect of long term exposure to radon gas is lung cancer.
 
 

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