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All About Radon

What is Radon?

And Why Is it Dangerous?

No matter where you are in America, your home may be exposed to dangerous radon gas. Radon is a natural, radioactive, invisible, and odorless gas that is produced when uranium in the Earth’s crust decays and turns into radium. Radon is also the number one cause of cancer!

Outdoors, radon will naturally dissipate harmlessly into the atmosphere as it rises through the crust. But in homes, it can become trapped, which is dangerous for the health of you and your family. Radon is colorless and odorless, and it is extremely carcinogenic. According to the EPA, radon is one of the leading contributors to the development of lung cancer, behind only smoking. For this reason, regular radon testing is key whether you’re a homeowner, or you’re interested in purchasing a home. 

Omnipresent and Cancerous

Radon is a naturally occurring gas that can be found in soil, water, and air, and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.

Radon Can be Remediated

If high levels of radon are found, steps can be taken to reduce radon levels, which can help to protect the health of the occupants of the building.

Difficult to Detect

Radon is colorless, odorless, and tasteless, so testing is the only way to determine if it is present in a building.

EPA Recommended

Radon testing is recommended by many health and environmental organizations, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Don't Wait, Get Tested Today!

While at-home test kits are available, hiring a professional home inspector will ensure higher-quality test kits are used and properly placed.