What is Radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas that causes cancer.
Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that you can’t see, feel, smell or taste, but can be present in any home all throughout the U.S. Radon is responsible for thousands of deaths each year and is the number 1 leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. for people that don’t smoke.
Radon can be found in all places across the U.S. and around the wold.
Radon gas comes from the natural radioactive decay of uranium found in soil, rock and water and get into the air we breath. Dangerous levels of radon gas can be found in all building and construction types - residential homes, commercial buildings, offices, schools - and testing is the only way to know if radon is present in any structure. Your own home is the most important place to test for radon gas. Since you and your family spend the most time inside your home compared to any other structure.
Test your home for radon gas.
You and your family could be at risk for developing lung cancer and not even know it. Radon gas is a real “silent killer” and should be taken very seriously. Testing is easy and inexpensive, the Surgeon General and the EPA recommends that everyone tests their home for radon.
A radon problem can be fixed.
There’s simple and effective ways to fix radon problems that are also inexpensive. Even extremely high levels of radon gas can be reduced to acceptable levels.
New construction homes and buildings can be built with radon-resistant features.
New radon-resistant construction techniques can be built into any new structure. When these systems are installed correctly they can be very effective at reducing elevated radon levels. When passive methods installed during the time of construction don’t reduce elevated radon levels the process of reducing radon levels further become much easier and less expensive. Every home with a passive reduction system should be tested for radon gas after occupancy. A home that has a passive radon-reduction system can still have dangerously high levels of radon.