Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you can't see, smell or taste. Its presence in your home can pose a danger to your family's health.
Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and the second leading cause of lung cancer in America. Radon is estimated to cause about 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year, according to the EPA's 2003 Assessment of Risks from Radon in Homes. (EPA 402-R-03-003)
The U.S. Surgeon General and EPA recommend that all homes be tested for the presence of radon.
You should test for radon and take action if your recorded radon level is greater than 4.0 pCi/L (picocuries per liter). If your radon level is above 4.0 pCi/L radon mitigation systems can reduce the level of radon to a safe level in your home.
Here is an excellant video that describes basic information on the dangers of radon: The Facts about Radon - Its Deadly
Radon is a dangerous, radioactive gas that is present throughout the state. The alert comes with recommendations to test your home for the colorless and odorless gas.
Experts say radon occurs naturally in the soil, but it can seep into your home without you even noticing it. Radon has potential to put anyone living in the house at risk to develop lung cancer.
The EPA suggests homeowners test every two years because of changing conditions in and around your home. There’s settling in the foundation, cracks in the foundation. There’s a lot of ways that can create radon entry points that can now cause that home to test high with radon.