Radon Gas Information
Radon is a natural radioactive gas that you can’t see, smell or taste and is known to the Surgeon General to be a cause of cancer. Radon is known to be the leading cause of cancer among those that do not smoke. If there is radon in your home the radon can create a serious danger to you and your family’s health. Radon in the home can be detected with a low cost radon detector.
Radon is also seen as the second leading cause of lung cancer in America and statistically claims around 20,000 lives each year. For your good health your home should be tested for radon.
Studies have shown that there is evidence of a definite association between radon exposure in the home and lung cancer.
The Environmental Protection Association and the Surgeon General recommend that all homes be tested for the presence of radon.
According to Tom Kelly, Director of the Environmental Protection Association’s Indoor Environments Division, “These findings effectively end any doubts about the risks to Americans of having radon in their homes. We know that radon is a carcinogen. This research confirms that breathing low levels of radon can lead to lung cancer.”The Environmental Protection Association and the Surgeon General recommend that all homes be tested for the presence of radon.
Radon is not isolated to any particular type of home as any home can have dangerous levels of radon buildup.
Radon is a gas that occurs naturally from decaying uranium and is found in almost all types of soil. As the uranium in the soil begins to decay it moves up through the ground and into the air. When a home is built over the ground area where the uranium is decaying the radon will seep into the home through cracks and holes in the foundation. The radon will then be trapped in the home where it can begin to build up inside the walls of the house and because you cannot see, smell or taste the radon you may never know it is there until it is too late. It does not matter how new or old the house is, what type of foundation it has or how it is built, radon can affect any home, anywhere. Well water can also be a cause for radon and although rare, some building products can cause radon
You can hire a professional to test your home for radon or you can purchase a low priced radon gas detector kit.
For more information on radon you can visit these sources:
Environmental Protection Agency - A citizens guide about radon
Where can you purchase a low cost radon detector for your home?
Safe Home Products, a well known company that has been around since 1999 offers over 10,000 products including carbon monoxide and radon detectors. They have a low cost radon detector that can monitor your home’s radon levels and help keep your family safe against the possibility of radon gas in your home.
This site brought to you as a public service to help educate about the dangers of radon gas, how it can naturally occur and its potential to cause cancer if high levels are present in the home. Remember that a radon gas detector in the home can help save a life from exposure to radon gas. This site brought to you by Safe Home Products®, Inc.