Protect Yourself and Your Family from Radon
Radon is a gas that you cannot smell, taste or see. Radon forms naturally when uranium, radium and thorium break down in rocks, soil and groundwater. People can be exposed to radon primarily from breathing radon in air that comes through cracks and gaps in buildings and homes.
Breathing in radon can cause health problems. Radon is estimated to be the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States, responsible for over 20,000 lung cancer deaths each year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
- You can take steps to reduce high radon levels in your home.
- Testing your home is the only effective way to find out if you have a radon problem.
- Page last reviewed: January 23, 2017
- Page last updated: January 23, 2017
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