The US EPA and the Surgeon General’s Office state that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer and is linked to as many as 20,000 deaths each year. Radon is a naturally occurring gaseous element that you can’t see, smell, or taste. Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium which is found in rock, soil, and groundwater. Radon can typically enter buildings through cracks and other holes in the foundation where it can build up to unsafe levels.
Testing is the only way to know if you or your family may be at risk. Testing can be inexpensive and easy with very little disturbance or inconvenience. If testing indicates a radon concern, radon reduction systems can be installed effectively and are not too costly.