What is Radon?

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 is a radioactive gas that typically moves up through the topsoil to the air above, seeping into your home through cracks and or holes in the foundation.
  • Any home can have a radon problem, old or new, slab on grade or basement homes.

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.