What is Radon? Radon is an invisible gas formed in the Earth’s crust.
It surrounds every one of us as part of the air we breathe. It is odorless, colorless, tasteless, and Radioactive.
Is Radon Dangerous? Yes. Should you be worried? Maybe, but not necessarily. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon is everywhere, but houses can concentrate this gas in the lower level of the home and this is where the problem can be.
Should I have my home tested for Radon? For piece of mind, Yes. Purchasing a new home, Yes. Have you heard of others in your area with radon problems, then Yes.
When you call to schedule a home inspection ask about having a radon test performed as well.
Get all the info on Radon at epa.gov/radon.