Basics about Indoor Air Quality
What is Radon?
Radon is a naturally occurring, radioactive gas that you cannot see or smell. Radon is normally found at very low levels outdoors but can accumulate in the air in your home. Breathing in elevated levels of Radon over long periods can lead to health issues, including lung cancer. In fact, Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to the EPA.
Radon occurs as part of the radioactive decay chains through which Thorium and Uranium slowly decay into various short-lived radioactive elements and lead.
Radon exists in the soil and water around your home can enter through tiny cracks and gaps and accumulate in the air in your home.
Radon and Radon progeny attach to dust and other particles and can be breathed into the lungs and damage the DNA inside the body’s cells.
Dangers of high Indoor Radon Levels
Radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer for none-smokers and the cause of more home related deaths than home fires, drowning, and in home accidents ...combined. It is even more deadly than drunk driving! Monitoring your indoor air for Radon is easy, affordable, and helps you to identify potential exposure to take actions!