What is Radon?
According to the EPA, radon is a naturally occurring gas that forms from the breakdown of uranium in the rock, soil, and water beneath your home. Radon can become trapped indoors after it enters through porous materials or cracks in your foundation. While radon is found naturally in our atmosphere, it disperses rapidly and is not generally a health issue outdoors. Radon becomes a concern when exposure occurs inside the home as it isn’t easily detected by smell or sight.
Why Test for Radon?
Breathing radon over time poses a serious risk for your family’s health and is the leading cause of lung cancer for nonsmokers in the United States. The good news is that there are simple steps you can take to protect your loved ones from this dangerous and invisible gas.