When did you last have your home tested for radon? Maybe you’ve never had it tested, or maybe you’ve never even heard of radon at all. For the health and safety of you and your family, read the following frequently asked questions about radon and have your home tested as soon as possible.
- What is radon?
Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas formed by the natural decay or uranium. According to the Surgeon General, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon naturally occurs in soil, and when the gas is outside, it dissipates into the atmosphere, rendering it harmless. However, if radon enters your home, it builds up and may pose serious health risks.
- How common is radon in homes?