Understanding Radon & Why It Matters
- Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.
- Radon is a, colorless, odorless, inert radioactive gas so unfortunately you cannot see it, smell it, taste it or feel it.
- The EPA recommends testing all homes and buildings for safe levels of Radon in the air.
Where Does Radon Come From?
- Radon comes from the natural radioactive decay of radium and uranium found in the soil.
- The amount of radon in the soil depends on the composition of the soil. This is why it varies from location to location.
Why should I care?
- If your home has a level of 4.00 pCi/L of radon or lower then you are below the federal action level.
- If your home exceeds 4.00 pCi/L then it is generally expected that you should mitigate the level in the home to a level below 4.00 pCi/L for your health.