For Your Health: Test Your Home for Radon
Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and is estimated to be responsible for 15,000-22,000 lung cancer deaths each year.
You can’t see, smell, or taste radon. It’s a radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of the elements uranium, thorium, and radium in soil and rock.
Radon can be present in both outdoor and indoor air, but you’re likely to get most exposure in your own home.
To help protect your health, you can test your home for radon and take measures to lower radon levels if needed.