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Indoor Air Quality - Radon

Radon is a cancer-causing, radioactive gas.

You can't see radon. And you can't smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home. Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That's because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer. In fact, the Surgeon General has warned that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States today. Only smoking causes more lung cancer deaths. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of lung cancer is especially high.  Children are especially vulnerable to the effects of radon because they breathe twice as fast as adults and take in more radon in relation to the size of their lungs.

Why you should test for Radon and who can help

How do I Build a Radon-Free Home?

RADON HOTLINE - 1-800-SOS-RADON

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