Radon comes from the natural
breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water.
The release of this radioactive gas
enters the air you breathe, causing a potential health risk to you
and your family.
Radon gas can be found in just
about anywhere. It can get into any type of building - homes,
offices, and schools - and build up to high levels.
What are the Risk Factors?
The EPA, Surgeon General and The
Center for Disease Control have all agreed that continued
exposure to Radon gas can cause lung cancer.
In fact, their position on the
matter is that all homes should be tested for radon gas exposure,
and all homes testing over 4 pCi/L should be fixed.
How Does Radon Enter the Home?
Typically the air pressure inside
your home is lower than the pressure in the soil around your
Due to this difference, your house
acts like a vacuum, drawing radon gas in through foundation cracks
and other openings of your home.
Radon may also be present in well
water and can be released into the air in your home when water is
used for showering and other household uses.