Radon: What you need to know.
The Surgeon General along with the EPA have calculated that as many as 20,000 lung cancer deaths a year are caused by radon. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer according to this study and finds that nearly 1 in 3 homes have higher levels than the recommended exposure levels.
What is Radon?
Radon is a radioactive gas that leads to cancer. Even though you can’t see, smell or taste Radon, it still could be a problem in your home. The risk for lung cancer aided by Radon is even higher if you smoke in your home. Scientific studies have revealed that children are even more susceptible to the effects of Radon.
Why you should test.
The only way to protect your home from Radon is testing. It’s a silent killer that builds up over time leaving its damage long before any symptoms may arise. No matter what state you live in, higher Radon levels have been reported in every state, affecting an estimated 8 million homes.
What’s the solution?
Getting your home tested by a certified professional is an assured way to protect your home from elevated Radon levels. The professionals at 86theRadon from St. Louis Park are here to provide not only testing for you and your family, but peace of mind as well.