Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers, responsible for 21,000 deaths in the United States each year. This odorless, tasteless, and invisible gas permeates through soil and rock and seeps into homes through cracks and openings in the foundation.
Every home, old and new, has some level of radon. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set the acceptable level of radon in the home at 4.0 pCi/L, and has found nearly 1 out of 15 homes in the United States to have radon levels above this acceptable level.
Radon testing is the only way to confirm that your home is not subject to elevated radon levels. Radon can be detected through a hassle free, quick, and low cost radon test.
To learn more about radon, please visit the EPA’s “Home Buyer and Seller’s Guide to Radon.”