What Is Radon?

Whether you’ve heard of radon gas in homes or this is totally new to you, you should do your research and make an educated decision.

Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas. You cannot see, smell or taste radon, but it may be a problem in your home. The United States EPA has set the “Action Level” at 4 pCi/L.

  • The US EPA and the Surgeon General’s Office have estimated that as many as 20,000 lung cancer deaths are caused each year by radon.
  • At the 4 pCi/L EPA action guideline level, radon carries approximately 1000 times the risk of death as any other EPA carcinogen.
  • Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer.
  • Just because your neighbors don’t have a high levels of radon gas in their homes doesn’t mean you won’t.
  • The US EPA estimates that as many as 8 million homes throughout the country have elevated levels of radon. Current state surveys show that 1 home in 5 has elevated radon levels.
  • The US EPA recommends testing your home for radon every 2 years as subsurface conditions change and may cause the presence of radon gas in your home.