Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon is an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas produced by the decay of naturally occurring uranium in soil and water. You can’t see radon. And you can’t smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home and is estimated to cause thousands of deaths each year. That’s because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer.
Arvill Price of Americas Choice Home Inspections explains Radon Gas:
Also, the EPA producs A Citizen’s Guide to Radon that you may obtain additional information.
The EPA recommends:
- Test your home or a house that you are considering purchasing for radon — it’s easy and inexpensive.
- Fix your home if your radon level is 4 picocuries per liter, or pCi/L, or higher.
- Radon levels less than 4 pCi/L still pose a risk, and in many cases may be reduced.