What is Radon in 60 Seconds
Second leading cause of cancer in the U.S.
You may wonder why your home needs a radon test...
According to the EPA and Surgeon General's Office, as many as 20,000 lung cancer deaths are caused each year by radon.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today.
WHAT IS RADON?
Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, you're at high risk for developing lung cancer. Some scientific studies of radon exposure indicate that children may be more sensitive to radon. This may be due to their higher respiration rate and their rapidly dividing cells, which may be more vulnerable to radiation damage.
SHOULD YOU TEST YOUR HOME?
Testing is the only way to know your home's radon levels. There are no immediate symptoms that will alert you to the presence of radon. It typically takes years of exposure before any problems surface.