Radon is an odorless,
tasteless, naturally occurring radioactive gas estimated to be the cause of
thousands of deaths in the United
States each year. Radon is produced during
the natural decay of uranium in soil, rock and water. When you breathe air in
your home, office or school containing radon, over time, you are at risk of
developing lung cancer. The Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second
leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Your chances of
getting lung cancer from radon depend mostly on:
- How much radon is in your home;
- The amount of time you spend in your home;
- Whether you are a smoker or have ever smoked.
The only way to know
if there is a radon problem in your home is to test.
you would like to test your home for radon, using Radon Testing Kit, which
normally includes the lab analyses, is handy. There is a great variety of kits
available, but before you purchase one, read the consumer report on those kits.
feel free to call 564-5431 to discuss options.