Radon gas is colorless, odorless, and radioactive. It is produced by the natural breakdown of radioactive elements in the soil, rocks and water. It is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) estimates that as many as 20,000 people die every year from lung cancer due to exposure to radon.*
The U. S. Surgeon General recommends that all homes be tested for radon. According to the EPA, nearly 1 out of 15 homes in the U.S.is estimated to have elevated radon levels.* New homes and old homes, slab or crawlspace, any type of home or any type of environment may have elevated levels. Your neighbor's home may have high levels and your home may not, or vice versa. The only way to know is to test.
See the results of radon testing in your area at this interactive map.
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