Radon

What is it?

What is Radon

  • Radon is a colorless,
  • odorless,
  • radioactive gas
  • found underground can be under your house

How to prevent Radon

You can't really prevent Radon, but you can get rid of it. Radon mitigation systems has developed to the point that virtually any home can be fixed, either by a trained radon contractor, or in some cases, by homeowners who accomplish the repairs themselves.

Radon Mitigation

Radon mitigation is any process used to reduce radon-gas concentrations in the breathing zones of occupied buildings or radon from water supplies

Radon levels

  • Determined by a radon kit
  • You can find these at Lows' and Home Depot

Lung Cancer


  • kills thousands of Americans every year.
  • Smoking, radon, and secondhand smoke are the leading causes of lung cancer.
  • Although lung cancer can be treated, the survival rate is one of the lowest for those with cancer.
  • Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, according to EPA estimates.
  • Overall, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer.
  • Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year.
  • About 2,900 of these deaths occur among people who have never smoked.
  • Lung cancer now surpasses breast cancer as the number one cause of death among women.

pCi/L

  • is expressed in picoCuries per liter of air, or "pCi/L". A Curie is a unit of radioactivity equivalent to 1 gram of radium and the prefix "pico" means a trillionth.

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Radon Level

If 1,000 people who smoked were exposed to this level over a lifetime*...

The risk of cancer from radon exposure compares to**...

WHAT TO DO:

Stop smoking and...




20 pCi/L

About 260 people could get lung cancer

250 times the risk of drowning

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