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.
- Radon in the Missoula Vicinity is a 12 page paper by Douglas Kikkert, R.S. retired from The Missoula City-County Health Department. It details results of radon testing in the Missoula area in 1989-1990. You can download it in PDF format or print it directly from this site.
- Average Radon Results In Missoula County - Area Maps
- Radon and You: A Publication of the Montana Bureau of Mining and Geology
RADON HOTLINE - 1-800-SOS-RADON
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