What is Radon?
Radon is a natural radioactive element, noble gas, and its periodical chart symbol is Rn. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that may be an undetected problem in your home and exists in every home. When you breathe air containing radon, you increase your risk of getting lung cancer. Radon is a carcinogenic gas that is hazardous to inhale and to your health. Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That’s because when you breathe air containing radon, it can cause lung cancer.
The number one cause of lung cancer in non -smokers is Radon!
Why test for Radon?
Testing is the only way to know if you and your family are at risk from Radon gas. The EPA and Surgeon General recommend testing all homes below the third floor for Radon. The Surgeon General of the United States has issued a Health Advisory warning Americans about the health risk from exposure to radon in indoor air. The Surgeon General urged Americans to test their homes to find out how much radon they might be exposed to and breathing.
For more information on radon testing please visit the Granite Inspection Group’s Radon Division page.