What is Radon?
Radon is an invisible, odorless and tasteless gas, that comes from the breakdown of uranium inside the earth. Radon can present itself in our homes from the air we breathe or our water when it is agitated and the gas becomes airborne. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths yearly. About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked.
Do I have Radon?
Millions of homes have elevated radon levels that we cannot see, taste or smell. Simple tests kits can reveal what the level is in your home. Stop by our Greene location or any state certified lab and purchase your test kits. If you have a radon air level of 4 pCi/L, or radon water level of 4,000 or greater, take steps to remedy the problem as soon as possible. High levels of Radon can be fixed with simple and affordable systems that can be installed in mere hours. You should retest your home every two years, and retest any time you move, make structural changes to your home or plan to finish your basement into a living space.
Written by: Naomi Crawford