You cannot see, smell, or taste radon......but it may be a problem in your home
Although radon is a naturally occurring gas in our environment, it is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas, and the second leading cause of lung cancer deaths in the United States, according to the U.S. Surgeon General.
Let me test your home for radon today!
You cannot predict your home's radon level based on state or local radon measurements or on test results taken in homes in your neighborhood. Testing is the only way to find out what your home's radon level is. I use special interference-proof air canisters that can measure the radon levels in different areas of the home. These measurements are taken for a brief and limited time, which may be especially important if you are buying or selling a home.
Research shows that nearly one out of every 15 homes has elevated radon levels. The Surgeon General and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommend testing all houses. Millions of Americnricans have already had their homes tested for radon, and you should, too!
HOW DOES RADON GET INTO OUR HOMES?
Radon is a radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium that is found in nearly all soils. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your home traps radon gas inside, where it can build up and become a serious problem. It DOES NOT matter whether your home is new or old, well-sealed or drafty, has a basement, crawl space, or no basement at all, radon can enter your home and cause serious health issues.