You Can't See it, Smell it, or Taste it!
Radon is a radioactive element that is part of the radioactive decay chain of naturally occurring uranium in soil.
You can’t see it, smell it or taste it. Unlike carbon monoxide and many other home pollutants, radon’s adverse health effect, lung cancer, is usually not produced immediately, it occurs over time with frequent exposure to high levels of radon gas.
The EPA have determined that concentrations of more 4.0 picocuries per liter of air (pCi/L) represent a serious healthl risk. The risk of developing lung cancer at 4.0 pCi/L is estimated at about 7 lung cancer deaths per 1000 persons.
- American Medical Association
- U.S. Surgeon General
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- U.S. Public Health Service
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Center for Disease Control
- National Academy of Science
- National Cancer Institute
- World Health Organization
It is recommended you test your property for elevated radon levels, annually. The test is easy, inexpensive and because such test are conducted by independent laboratories, tend to be highly accurate.