Radon, an odorless and tasteless gas, poses a huge risk when it is found in high concentrations, due to the amount of radiation that it gives off (as one might assume from its name). In fact, the radiation levels found in spaces with high concentrations of radon gas are actually comparable to if a family was standing at a fence next to a nuclear waste site. In fact, radon gas concentration actually provides up to 35 times more radiation than standing at a fence to a nuclear waste site even would, proving that it is far more dangerous than many people are even actually aware of.
And radon gas, aside from many of the other dangers of radiation, is one of the known causes of lung cancer. In fact, it’s one of the top causes, second behind smoking and tobacco consumption alone. Each and every year, it is expected that 20,000 people will die of a lung cancer that was directly caused by radon exposure here in the United States alone, let alone anywhere else in the world as a whole. And
Residential radon testing is important whether you are looking into buying a new home or if you suspect problems with your current one. The fact that radon is colorless, odorless and tasteless makes it incredibly dangerous. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. If all that changed was radon levels lowering, about 5,000 deaths caused by lung cancer could be reduced. The scariest part is that 1 in 15 homes in America have radon levels that are either at or even above the EPA action level. So, let’s look a little closer look at this problem causer.
What is radon?
Radon a highly radioactive gas. You cannot see it, tas