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Radon gas: contractor liability for an indoor health hazard.

American journal of law & medicine. 
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Many families throughout the United States have recently detected dangerously high concentrations of radon gas inside their homes. Radon, a carcinogenic gas produced from uranium, has been discovered in structures overlying uranium-bearing rock. This discovery may result in litigation to determine contractor liability for building upon radon-releasing rock sites. This Note examines the strengths and weaknesses of the various theories of contractor liability and considers potential statutory claims under the Clean Air Act. The Note suggests, as an alternative approach to recovery, a proposed regulatory scheme and implementation plan.
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