What is Radon?
Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water. The release of this radioactive gas enters the air you breathe, causing a potential health risk to you and your family.
Radon gas can be found in just about anywhere. It can get into any type of building — homes, offices, and schools — and build up to high levels.
What you should know about Radon?
Radon is a cancer causing radioactive gas. You cannot see radon and you cannot smell it or taste it, but it may be a problem in your home. This is because when you breathe air-containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer.
In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. You should test for radon. Testing is the only way to find out about your home’s radon level. The EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing of all homes below the third floor for radon.
You can fix a radon problem. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable levels. If elevated levels are found it is recommended that these levels be reduced. In most cases, a mitigation professional can accomplish this at reasonable cost for a system that adheres to the EPA’s approved methods for reduction of radon in a residential structure.