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Indoor Exposures - Radon Radioactive Gas

Below you will find some links to common questions about Radon (Rn).  You can also find useful information from the following websites:

The 1993-2012 Missoula County Radon Study: See Missoula's Radon Levels

What is 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.

What are the levels of Radon in Montana?

Why you should test for Radon?

Who can help?

The National Environmental Health Association maintains a listing of businesses that have passed tests for certification and offer radon mitigation services.

How do I Build a Radon-Free Home?

RADON HOTLINE - 1-800-SOS-RADON

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