Radon, What is it?
Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless naturally occurring radioactive gas.
Where does it come from?
Natural breakdown of uranium in soil rock and water and gets into the air you breathe.
Why Radon affects you
Radon is a cancer causing, radioactive gas the EPA has estimated that radon is the cause of over 20,000 lung cancer deaths per year.
-The Surgeon General has warned that Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US today only to smoking.
How Radon Enters your Home
Air pressure inside your home is usually lower than pressure in the soil around your home’s foundation. Because of this difference in pressure, your home acts like a vacuum, drawing radon in through foundation cracks and other openings.
When is it necessary to take action and Mitigate Radon
The EPA recommends that you take action to reduce your homes radon levels if your radon test result is 4 pCi/L or higher.