Radon Gas Information:

What is Radon Gas?

Radon is a cancer-causing natural radioactive gas that you can't see, smell or taste. Its presence
in your home can pose a danger to your family's health. Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer
among non-smokers. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in America and claims about
20,000 lives annually.

Radon is a radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all
soils. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks
and other holes in the foundation. Your home traps radon inside, where it can build up. Any home
may have a radon problem. This means new and old homes, well-sealed and drafty homes, and
homes with or without basements. Radon from soil gas is the main cause of radon problems.
Sometimes radon enters the home through well water. In a small number of homes, the building
materials can give off radon, too.

You should test for radon.

Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon.
EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for radon. EPA also
recommends testing in schools. Testing is inexpensive and easy. It is becoming a familiar part of a
home inspection.

Millions of Americans have already tested their homes for radon

Radon reduction systems work and they are not too costly. Some radon reduction systems can
reduce radon levels in your home by up to 99%. Even very high levels can be reduced to acceptable
levels.


For more information click on the link below………

http://epa.gov/radon/







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