About Radon

Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas.

You can’t see radon. And you can’t smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in
your home. Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That’s
because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer. In fact,
the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung
cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths.
If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer
is especially high.risk-chart

Why you should test for radon.

Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon.
EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor
for radon. EPA also recommends testing in schools.
Testing is inexpensive and easy—it should only take a few minutes of your time.
Millions of Americans have already tested their homes for radon.

You can fix a radon problem.

Radon reduction systems work and they are not too costly. Some radon reduction
systems can reduce radon levels in your home by up to 99%. Even very high levels
can be reduced to acceptable levels.

For more information follow this link to EPA’s website…  Click Here