Radon

You can't see radon. And you can't smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home. Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.

There are low levels of radon outdoors. Indoors, there can be high levels. Radon can enter homes and buildings through cracks in floors, walls, or foundations. Radon can also be in your water, especially well water. Testing is the only way to know if your home has elevated radon levels. It is inexpensive and easy. You can buy a test kit at most hardware stores or hire someone to do a test. Radon reduction systems can bring the amount of radon down to a safe level. The cost depends on the size and design of your home.

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  1. Radon (National Library of Medicine)  
    You can't see radon. And you can't smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home. Radon comes from the natural breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer ...
  2. pdfs/citizensguide.pdf, , , , Contains basic information about Radon in the home, how to test and read the results. May 2012, Radon001/pdfs/citizensguide.pdf
  3. Health Risk of Radon (Environmental Protection Agency)  
    Environmental Protection Agency ... Radon/Learn More ... Radon ... Exposure to Radon can cause lung cancer in both non-smokers and smokers. Learn more about Radon risks ...
  4. Radon (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)  
    Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry ... Radon/Learn More ... Radon ... Radon is an odorless, radioactive gas formed from the breakdown of uranium. Exposure ...
  5. Radon in Schools (Environmental Protection Agency)  
    Environmental Protection Agency ... Radon/Children ... Radon ... High levels of Radon have been found in a number of schools across the country. Therefore, it is important ...
  6. Radon From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences)  
    National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Radon/Learn More ... Radon ... Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive ...
  7. Radon (Environmental Protection Agency)  
    Environmental Protection Agency ... Radon/Learn More ... Radon ... Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon is a colorless, ...
  8. Radon and Your Health (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoking. If you smoke and live in a home with high radon levels, you increase your risk of developing lung ...
  9. Radon and Cancer From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    National Cancer Institute ... From the National Institutes of Health ... Lung Cancer/Related Issues ... Lung Cancer ... Radon/Learn More ... Radon ... A fact sheet about radon, an ...
  10. Radon Resources for Home Buyers and Sellers (Environmental Protection Agency)  
    Environmental Protection Agency ... Radon/Learn More ... Radon ... For home buyers and sellers, check out the resources listed on this page and learn how to fix your ...
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