Radon is a cancer-causing radioactive gas
You can’t see radon. And you can’t smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in
your home. Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That’s
because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer. In fact,
the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung
cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths.
- Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers
- Radon comes from the rocks and soil beneath our homes
- Radon exposure above 2.0 pCi/L is bad for your health
- The only way to check for Radon is to get tested!!
Every Home should be Tested for Radon
Radon Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from radon. EPA and the Surgeon General recommend testing all homes and schools for radon. Radon is drawn into the home from the soil below. Every home has it, but how much varies dramatically from house to house, your nextdoor neighbor's house could be safe while your home has high radon levels. Do you have bad gas?
- 1 out of every 15 homes in the U.S. has elevated radon levels
- 1 out of every 10 homes in Wisconsin has high radon levels
- Buyers should ask for radon testing from a licensed professional
- EPA recommends a short-term radon test for 2-3 days