Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas that occurs naturally from the decay of uranium which are found at different levels in rock and soil around the world. Radon can enter your home’s indoor air through the soil and the water, although, radon in water usually stems from well water or from a public water supply system that uses ground water.
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, and the number one cause among non-smokers. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) estimates that approximately 21,000 lives are taken each year by radon induced lung cancer.
The good news is that at risk radon levels are easy to fix! The only way to know if you home is safe from radon is to test it. Even a neighbor’s test will not be a good indication of whether or not your home is safe from radon. According to the EPA, radon levels can vary from home to home. The only way to know your home is safe from radon is to test it.
For more information on radon, see the EPA’s City Guide on Radon and view and share our infographic below.
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