Does Your Home or Building Need Radon Testing?

Radon exposure is a known risk factor for lung cancer.

By Lisa Esposito, Staff Writer for US News & World Report |Feb. 24, 2016, at 10:04 a.m.

Does Your Home or Building Need Radon Testing?

“Radon is actually the leading environmental cause of cancer mortality in the United States.”

“Radon” sounds like a secret supervillain, and you could say that’s essentially what it is. An invisible, odorless gas, radon concentrates in homes and buildings, exposing those who breathe it in to the second-top cause of lung cancer in the U.S. The good news is radon testing is simple; high-radon homes can be mitigated or fixed – and free or reduced-cost testing is offered in many areas.

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The EPA Debunks 10 Myths About Radon

Consumer Reports News: January 06, 2012

January is National Radon Action month and the Environmental Protection Agency is asking homeowners to “save a life” by testing for radon and fixing any problems they find. Radon is a radioactive gas and exposure to it causes 21,000 lung cancer deaths per year—only smoking causes more. Because you can’t see, smell or taste radon, it’s important to periodically test the air in your home. Believing you live in a region not affected by radon is just one of the myths about this deadly gas. Here are the EPA’s top 10.

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