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. Radon/Learn More ... Radon ... Radon is a cancer causing radioactive gas. It's invisible, odorless and tasteless. Learn how to test your home, what the test results ...
  3. Radon (Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry)  
    Radon/Learn More ... Radon ... Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry ... Radon is an odorless, radioactive gas formed from the breakdown of uranium. Exposure ...
  4. Health Risk of Radon (Environmental Protection Agency)  
    Radon/Learn More ... Radon ... Environmental Protection Agency ... Exposure to Radon can cause lung cancer in both non-smokers and smokers. Learn more about Radon risks ...
  5. Radon in Schools (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 that students, teachers ...
  6. Radon (Environmental Protection Agency)  
    Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless and invisible gas ... Air > Indoor Air Pollution, Radiation & Radioactive Substances > Radon
  7. Radon From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences)  
    Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas. It comes from the natural decay of uranium or thorium ...
  8. Consumer's Guide to Radon Reduction (Environmental Protection Agency)  
    Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and the second leading cause of ... population. Learn more about testing your home for radon, and how to select a contractor if you ...
  9. Radon and Cancer From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    Lung Cancer/Related Issues ... Lung Cancer ... Radon/Learn More ... Radon ... A fact sheet about radon, an odorless radioactive gas, and its possible association with cancer, ...
  10. Radon Resources for Home Buyers and Sellers (Environmental Protection Agency)  
    ... how to fix your home and learn about radon-resistant construction. ... Radiation & Radioactive Substances > Radon
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