Lake Oswego Real Estate New Radon “Hot” Spots

January is National Radon Action Month and there is new research that shows radon gas is popping up in some surprising places. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but radon exists in roughly one out of every four Portland-area homes. And it can be deadly.…-radon-hot-spots/

What is Radon?

Radon is the number two cause of lung cancer, after smoking, in the United States responsible for approximately 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. EPA estimates roughly 18,000 of them are smokers, and whose risks are amplified by radon exposure. About 3,000 people who never smoked die annually from radon exposure.

Radon Zip Codes

Here is a summary table of each city, by zip code, in Oregon with their level of radon.

For More Information About Radon: Radon information 

New Radon “Hot Spots” In Portland

New data shows areas previously thought to have low radon levels may actually have dangerously high levels and have been identified as seven new areas as radon “hot” spots.

Those new areas are Boring, Columbia City, Parkdale, Scappoose, Banks, Dundee, North Plains and La Grande.

Testing for Radon

Testing is cheap and easy.  If you do have a high radon problem, it is something that can be taken care of, and you should invest in a system to get rid of it.


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Thinking of Selling Your Lake Oswego Home?

Prices are increasing at a fast pace in Lake Oswego. Interest rates are still low and there is a huge pool of buyer demand. I have ready, willing and able buyers ready to purchase your home. If you want to know the value of your home in today’s real estate market, please call me at 503-804-9685.

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I have worked in Lake Oswego as a Real Estate Broker since 1978 and have lived in Lake Oswego since 1988 and know all the neighborhoods! The real estate market is “hot” here in the Portland metro area and Lake Oswego. I am ready to assist you with all your real estate needs!

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