What is Radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas that can not be smelled or tasted that comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil.
Radon is the SECOND leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Only cigarette smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke AND your home has high radon levels, your risk for lung cancer is especially high.
It is estimated that radon causes 21,000 deaths per year, or over 50 people each day!
The EPA recommends a homeowner mitigate at a level of 4.0 pCiL or higher, however you should check out the EPA’s risk chart to make your own personal assessments and decisions. The lower the radon level in your home the safer you and your family are.